Open up the lines of communication…
SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL HOUSING RESIDENTS DEALING WITH CHALLENGING OR DISTRESSING CIRCUMSTANCES
After years of quarrelling, peace has been re-established in this small 20-unit apartment block. Weekly fitness and personal enrichment activities have enabled a number of residents who didn’t know one another to spend some quality together. They found out they have quite a lot in common. For several residents who are otherwise socially isolated, this was a breath of fresh air. It was a special opportunity to build meaningful ties with their fellow residents.
GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
Whether you yourself live in social housing or are reaching out to someone who does, here are a few examples of the issues we can help you with:
Physical, verbal, psychological, sexual or domestic violence
Loss of autonomy due to illness
Loss of autonomy due to aging
Any other situation of a critical, disturbing or disruptive nature
Guidance for various types of residents committees
Our team embraces a collaborative, hands-on approach to social housing matters, playing the role of an outreach advisor. We forge meaningful ties through constructive initiatives and activities. This grassroots model helps us have a clearer grasp of the issues at stake.
Our efforts can also be preventive in nature. By building trust with the people we work with, we can better defuse crisis, or potential crisis, situations before they degenerate further.
Our outreach advisors at MAVN provide the following to tenants and their families as needed:
An opportunity to be heard
Review of their needs
Prevention of various forms of abuse
Community living support
Help with social and community activities
Dispute resolution between tenants
Our goal is to improve civic engagement and foster mutual respect.
Do you live in social or low-income housing? Do you know someone who does and needs support?
Contact one of our outreach advisors
Micheline Laberge, Outreach Advisor – Rivière-du-Nord
Nathalie Deschênes, Outreach Advisor – Rivière-du-Nord
Julie Bernier, Outreach Advisor – Rivière-du-Nord