At the John Howard Society of Brandon, we believe in the power of community drive positive change and we welcome to to be a part of addressing the pressing issue of homelessness in our community. Together, we can make a difference by providing stable housing solutions and support services to individuals transitioning out of shelters or institutions.
The main floor of the facility will be dedicated to programming, healing, and community-building. The second floor will house 16 suites with shared shower facilities, providing three-month stays for individuals transitioning out of shelters or institutions. The third floor will offer 8 transitional suites, complete with a small kitchen, bathroom, and living area, allowing for roughly year-long stays.
By coming together and rallying around this cause, we have the power to uplift lives, reduce crime rates, and provide individuals with the chance to rebuild their lives. Your involvement, whether through sponsorship, attending the fundraising event, or spreading awareness, is crucial in helping us reach our funding goals and creating a stronger, more vibrant community.
Our visionary three-story building will be more than just shelter. It will be a place of healing, growth, and community to give individuals the best chance at embracing a fresh start.
The need for supportive housing is urgent. Last year over 800 people in Brandon experienced homelessness. Transitional housing supports can reduce crime, prevent overdose deaths, and facilitate community reintegration.
We have received $5 million from the federal government, $4 million from the provincial government, and the City of Brandon's contribution of land and a property tax grant. Now we need your help to raise the final $1 million.
Experience laughter and camaraderie as we roast Mayor Fawcett. Hilarious and playful jokes will have you rolling with laughter.
Take part in the dunk tank challenge, where you can make a splash and dunk your favorite community figures.
And don't miss out on the thrilling auction, where you can bid on exclusive items and experiences, all in support of building the transitional housing facility.
Grab your tickets and try your luck. With each purchase the prize pot grows! Progressive pots in August, September and October with a final Jackpot November 16th!
Grab your friends or colleagues and secure a table for an unforgettable experience.
View our sponsorship package to learn more about exclusive recognition opportunities.
Contribute by donating unique items or experiences that will captivate event attendees.
Get ready for a hilarious evening of laughter and fun in support of building Brandon's 24-Unit Transitional Housing Facility.
November 16, 2023
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All of your time, effort, and donations have made huge impacts! Look out for our next fundraiser!
Get ready for some exciting monthly action!
When you purchase your progressive 50/50 raffle tickets for the Crossing the Line Comedy Fundraiser, you're not only supporting the building of Brandon's transitional housing, but you're also entering our monthly draw.
Here's how it works:
Half of your ticket purchase goes into the pot for the monthly draw, and the other half goes in to the final Jackpot for your chance to win big on November 16th!
Mark your calendars for November 1st – this is the final monthly draw. And remember, every ticket you buy is automatically entered into the grand jackpot draw on November 16th, where you could win the ultimate prize!
Don't miss out on this double opportunity – Buy your tickets now.
Winner of the 1st Draw
September: Jason Roblin
Winner of the 2nd Draw
October: Sharla Bouchard
The grand finale of the Crossing the Line Comedy Fundraiser is the moment you've been waiting for – the Jackpot Draw! On November 16th, one lucky individual will walk away with the jackpot prize, a culmination of all the contributions made throughout our fundraising journey. Picture what you could do with that prize – the possibilities are endless! And the best part? Every ticket you purchase contributes not only to the jackpot but also to our mission of building Brandon's 24-unit Transitional Housing Facility. So, go ahead and buy your tickets now for your chance at the big win and for the chance to make a lasting impact on our community.
Discover the remarkable success of Edmonton's Housing First program, which has effectively provid33ed housing to 10,000 individuals experiencing homelessness. This approach recognizes that having a safe and stable place to live is a fundamental first step towards addressing other challenges individuals may face, such as mental health issues or substance abuse. By prioritizing housing as a basic human right, the program aims to break the cycle of homelessness and support individuals in their journey towards improved well-being and long-term housing stability.
Experience the profound impact of supportive housing in Toronto as it empowers individuals to maintain stable housing, improve their health, and thrive in their communities. Gain valuable insights from the personal stories of those who have found solace and support in this vital housing option. Watch this video to discover why supportive housing plays a crucial role in transforming lives and fostering a brighter future for all.
In this powerful video, individuals from communities across the country share their stories about the life-changing impact of reentry housing. Leaving incarceration puts individuals at a heightened risk of homelessness. By highlighting personal experiences and perspectives, the video sheds light on the importance of reentry housing in breaking the cycle of homelessness and supporting successful transitions back into society. It underscores the transformative role that safe and supportive housing plays in empowering individuals to rebuild their lives and reintegrate into their communities.
1.Understand our mission: Visit our website to learn more about how we support individuals in Brandon and create a positive impact in the community. Learn about our programs and how we're addressing the unique challenges faced by individuals who are impacted by the justice system.
2. Share our impact: Help us spread the word about our work by sharing our updates on Facebook and engaging with our social media community. By raising awareness, you can inspire others to join our cause and support our mission.
3. Make a donation: Click the "Donate" button to make a meaningful difference. Your generosity directly supports stable housing solutions and essential support services for individuals and families in need.
We are grateful for your unwavering support in serving our community. Together, we create lasting change, offer hope, and provide stability to individuals and families. Your commitment and generosity transform lives, fostering successful transitions and reintegration. Thank you for driving our mission to build a stronger community.
Join us for an unforgettable evening and contribute to the success of building the John Howard Society Transitional Housing Facility.
Let's cross the line, together.
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