Open: Monday through Friday
Time: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Contact: Call ahead (902) 809-5530 or email Cassie@BrunswickStreetMission.org.
Eligibility: Different Services have their own criteria, please check below for eligibility.
Within the Outreach Program a variety of interventions are provided to community members experiencing hardship. The Outreach Coordinator is anti-racist, trans-friendly and gender-inclusive and belongs to the LGBTQIA2S+ community.
Are you ready to re-enter the workforce but running into barriers and issues? Pandemic Recovery seeks to understand the larger context of a person’s life, and the barriers that might be preventing re-employment. We offer a range of interventions to eligible clients including:
- supportive counselling
- referrals to community employment-readiness programs
- assistance in paying arrears due to the COVID19 Pandemic
- covering costs of employment-related transportation, childcare and supplies
- assistance with training related costs
Eligibility: An HRM resident, requires support to overcome a specific barrier(s) to re-employment and can provide proof of employment and financial self-sufficiency prior to March 2020.
Have you secured employment but need steel-toed work boots? We offer boots to those in need. This service has been expanded to cover the cost of a criminal record check. Need other PPE? Give us a call and we will assess the situation and our ability to offer you additional support.
Please note: depending on the supplies requested, it is possible that some have been previously owned.
Eligibility: An HRM resident and can provide a current employment reference.
Beyond the glaring issue of lack of affordable housing and a provincial minmum wage that is almost half of the Living Wage for Halifax, as calculated by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, we know that it is often a series of crises that lead people into chronic poverty or homelessness. We consider one-time emergency support payments, provided directly to the vendor.
Eligibility: A North End Halifax resident, are not eligible for other available resources, requires support to address short-term and unexpected need(s) and can demonstrate that future income/resources meet long-term needs.
Identification is a requirement for many services and we recognize the difficulties in acquiring or replacing ID cards. While our capacity in this particular area is limited, we can provide support in acquiring, renewing or replacing MSI cards, NS ID cards or changing gender markers. Support to acquire other forms of ID will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Eligibility: An HRM resident.
It can be challenging to defend your rights or ensure your needs are being met. Sometimes it can be helpful to add the support of another voice. Our Outreach Coordinator is nonjudgmental, client-directed, and solution-focused which means they will listen to your story, clarify the outcome(s) you want/need, share information on possible ways to get there and advocate on your behalf.
Eligibility: An HRM resident.
Diversity and Inclusion training is currently underway in order for our team to better understand how to provide services from an anti-oppressive framework. We anticipate improving our service delivery in order to safely work with community members harmed by the legacy of colonialism and discrimination based on gender, sexual identity, ethnicity, income level and immigration status. We are actively seeking collaboration with our peer organizations, who are ahead of us in the work, to reduce inequalities faced by marginalized groups.