The Support Through Housing Team (STHT)
According to a recent point-in-time snapshot of the homeless in Alberta:
• 14% of homeless are living on the street
• 40% have some form of mental health problem
• 50% have some history of substance abuse
• 25% are employed
• 10% are young adults
• 11% are families with school age children
And many more Albertans are considered “at risk” of becoming homeless as they spend more than 30% of their income on housing.
Number of homeless individuals in Fort McMurray in 2017 provided with housing and supports: 902 -
“Homelessness can affect anyone. It has many faces… The family with children whose household income can’t afford rising bills... The Albertan with a mental illness, addiction, or physical illness who needs treatment… The victim of family violence or abuse, who can’t go home… The disabled adult with special needs and few resources…” – A Plan for Alberta:
Ending Homelessness in 10 Years.
• The Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness created a Plan for Alberta to end
homelessness in Alberta by 2019:
• To align with the provincial plan, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo developed a 10 Year Plan to End Homelessness by 2020 called: