Biminaawzogin Transition Homes
BRAWC operates two residential transition homes in the City of Orillia. The objective of transitional housing is to provide Indigenous women and children with the structure and support they need to address critical issues necessary to maintain permanent housing and achieve self sufficiency. Our sponsor is the Ministry of Housing for this program.
Indigneous Housing First Program
The housing first program is a regional, culturally sensitive direct service strategy that addresses the barriers faced by Indigenous people experiencing homelessness or chronic homelessness through a housing first approach. The program-Bagosenim, meaning "To Have Hope" assists Indigenous people experiencing homelessness into independent and permanent housing providing supports as needed. This program serves: Orillia, Barrie and Midland. The program is in partnership with the Regional Housing First Program delivered through Empower Simcoe. Our sponsor is the Reaching Home: Canada's Homelessness Strategy through Service Canada.
Indigenous Women's Education, Training & Employment Transition Program
The Transition Bridging Program serves as a catalyst for change by empowering Indigenous women in a urban setting to make the transition to a learning or employment environment. The program also provides culturally relevant supports. The program concentrates on building self confidence and self esteem through personal growth and development, life skills, job readiness and cultural teachings. Our sponsor is the Poverty Reduction Strategy Office.