Case Aide, Housing
In 2016, staff from our downtown branch put forth a proposal to hire a Case Aide to provide housing support and expertise to clients and staff, which was approved and has been in place since September 2016. Specialized support in housing was identified as a growing need for downtown clients as the housing market in the GTA continues to grow more precarious in terms of severe shortages in affordable housing.
An evaluation of the Case Aide role shows that despite a difficult housing climate (which JF&CS has little-to-no control), the Case Aide role has had a strong, positive impact on both clients and staff. It also sheds light on a complicated indicator of poverty – housing – yet demonstrates the meaningful ways in which we are able to support our clients. Read the full report below for more details.
Click here to view the proposal.