Family Residence
By:
Jing Gao, Sybel Hui, Jiayi Chen
Sihua Cao, Yanni Gao, MinJie Ru
Shuli Huang, Xiao Ying Tina Chen
Mandate
History of Family Residence
 Was founded by city of Toronto (1968) in downtown
Toronto
 Committed to providing safe shel...
Qualifications to apply
for this agency
 Must be citizen or permanent resident

 Has been evicted by landlord
 Homeless...
Services
Support Systems Provided
 Counselling
 Children’s programs
 Pregnancy support program
 Housing and help after moving i...
Children Support
 Provide service form 0-18 years-old
 Full-day care from Monday to Friday 7:00 am- 6:00
pm
 Part-time ...
Financial Support
7.5 dollars per person a day to those people
who didn’t apply for Ontario work and have
no other income...
Website Services
 Counseling
 Children's programs
 Pregnancy support program
 Housing and help after they move in
 Wo...
Consulting Services
 Appointment must be made first
 Children counselling and Family
counselling provided
 Services inc...
Barriers
Barriers
Safety system
 No special padlock for the main entrance
 No security among 24 hour staff
Embarrassment
 Affect...
Lack of Propaganda

 Advertisements only online
 Work as a backup arrangement
Perpetuating problems

 Adults avoid soci...
Community
Outreach
Transition into Society

 Extra support for families with addictions (drugs)

 Help families deal with landlord
 Prefer...
Follow-up Services
 Social worker will followup after
 Extra attention paid to
mental health problem
and/or addiction
 ...
Video

Animoto:
http://animoto.com/play/7k7r47Ybu5B1fhKjHVunQg
Living
Living at a Family Residence

 138 people living in the residence (as of Sept 25, 2013)

 Maximum stay is three months
...
 Small Room: 2 Beds, Fridge, TV, Bathroom and
Microwave
 Large Room: 3 Double, 2 Bulk bed, Crib (at least
10 people)
 One kitchen and laundry per floor
 Family must use the kitchen provide in the floor

 Kitchen: 3 stove and 3 counter w...
Thank You for Listening
Bibliography
 Family Residence website
http://www.toronto.ca/housing/sock/family.htm

 Interview (September 25, 2013)
Ya...
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Family residence (final)

  1. 1. Family Residence By: Jing Gao, Sybel Hui, Jiayi Chen Sihua Cao, Yanni Gao, MinJie Ru Shuli Huang, Xiao Ying Tina Chen
  2. 2. Mandate
  3. 3. History of Family Residence  Was founded by city of Toronto (1968) in downtown Toronto  Committed to providing safe shelter with quality support services  As well as committed to provide community outreaches to clients  It is one of the largest shelter systems for people in need to stay, no matter if it is a two-parent or single parent family with children, couples and pregnant women with a partner
  4. 4. Qualifications to apply for this agency  Must be citizen or permanent resident  Has been evicted by landlord  Homeless  Family crisis  Last resort Reference from Family Residence handout and interview
  5. 5. Services
  6. 6. Support Systems Provided  Counselling  Children’s programs  Pregnancy support program  Housing and help after moving in,  Workshops about housing readiness,  Life skills and career advice are available to families through family residence.
  7. 7. Children Support  Provide service form 0-18 years-old  Full-day care from Monday to Friday 7:00 am- 6:00 pm  Part-time care: 2 times a week and three hours a day.  Summer time form Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  8. 8. Financial Support 7.5 dollars per person a day to those people who didn’t apply for Ontario work and have no other incomes. Money can be used towards whatever From City of Toronto From Ontario Work- Saving program
  9. 9. Website Services  Counseling  Children's programs  Pregnancy support program  Housing and help after they move in  Workshops about housing readiness, life skills and getting a job  24 Hours support  http://www.toronto.ca/housing/sock/family.htm
  10. 10. Consulting Services  Appointment must be made first  Children counselling and Family counselling provided  Services includes: Employment, Education, Housing, Legal, Financial, Personal ID, Health, Safety Reference from Family Residence handout and interview
  11. 11. Barriers
  12. 12. Barriers Safety system  No special padlock for the main entrance  No security among 24 hour staff Embarrassment  Affects children’s mental health (no confidence)  Parents are afraid of others’ perspectives
  13. 13. Lack of Propaganda  Advertisements only online  Work as a backup arrangement Perpetuating problems  Adults avoid social responsibilities  Adults rely on shelter Reference from Family Residence handout and interview
  14. 14. Community Outreach
  15. 15. Transition into Society  Extra support for families with addictions (drugs)  Help families deal with landlord  Prefer helping families then letting them living in the Family Residence
  16. 16. Follow-up Services  Social worker will followup after  Extra attention paid to mental health problem and/or addiction  Most of the funding is directed towards mental health issues Reference from Family Residence handout and interview
  17. 17. Video Animoto: http://animoto.com/play/7k7r47Ybu5B1fhKjHVunQg
  18. 18. Living
  19. 19. Living at a Family Residence  138 people living in the residence (as of Sept 25, 2013)  Maximum stay is three months  Does not provide food for families  Provides utensils for family
  20. 20.  Small Room: 2 Beds, Fridge, TV, Bathroom and Microwave  Large Room: 3 Double, 2 Bulk bed, Crib (at least 10 people)
  21. 21.  One kitchen and laundry per floor  Family must use the kitchen provide in the floor  Kitchen: 3 stove and 3 counter with sink, no fridge  Laundry Room: 6 washing machine 0.75cent each time  There are rooms that are wheelchair accessible Reference from Family Residence handout and interview
  22. 22. Thank You for Listening
  23. 23. Bibliography  Family Residence website http://www.toronto.ca/housing/sock/family.htm  Interview (September 25, 2013) Yara (Shift Leader) Family Residence Handouts  Photo taken Sihua Cao  Digital tools Animoto: http://animoto.com/play/7k7r47Ybu5B1fhKjHVunQg

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