Homelessness Partnering Strategy

The Homelessness Partnering Strategy (HPS) programs serve chronic and episodic homeless individuals in or at risk of involvement in the Criminal Justice System who pose a significant risk for homelessness.

We use a multi-faceted, intensive case management approach to address the complex needs of this population in order to facilitate their transition back into the community while increasing public safety. 

Our Provincial HPS program includes pre-release planning with individuals incarcerated at Surrey Pretrial Centre, North Fraser Pretrial Centre, and Fraser Regional Correctional Centre. Through our federal HPS program, we support individuals who have significant history of homelessness and are facing homelessness upon reaching their sentence expiry. Our staff facilitate the intake process at the earliest opportunity in order to secure safe and permanent housing immediately upon release. Individualized plans are created which include a wrap-around approach to supports to address the needs of this population. After demonstrated capacity, stability, and self-sufficiency, individuals are empowered to take control of their own lives to achieve full independence.

Program Goals

  • To raise awareness of issues facing those with multiple barriers and history of homelessness
  • To continue to expand partnerships with housing providers and identify more affordable housing placements for individuals
  • To increase knowledge on community resources available and provide linkages to supports in order to provide stability in individual’s lives
  • To reduce homelessness by tackling the barriers that individuals encounter to help enhance their overall independence and quality of life

For more information on our Homelessness Partnering Strategy program, please contact:
justiceservices@jhslmbc.ca or call 604-872-5651 ext. 310

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