I Want to Help

How can I get involved?

Make a Donation.

Reducing the risk of homelessness through proactive and preventative measures will continue to be a primary focus. Ending the trap of homelessness will be the ultimate outcome. The work of Medicine Hat Community Housing Society is possible in part because of your financial support. Become a part of the ultimate outcome to end homelessness. A charitable tax receipt will be provided for donations over $20.

Cheques can be made payable to:

Medicine Hat Community Housing Society
#104, 516 – 3rd Street SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 0H3

Volunteer your time.

Volunteer your time at a local shelter or community service like the McMan Inn-Between Youth Shelter, Medicine Hat Women’s Shelter, The Salvation Army, or The Medicine Hat Food Bank.

Help lessen the stigma around homelessness.

Educate yourself, your family and your community about the issue of homelessness and the factors that can lead to homelessness.

A variety of different factors can contribute to an individual’s experience of homelessness. Often, people experience homelessness when all other options have been exhausted, and/or they are dealing with circumstances that make it difficult to maintain housing. Some of the obstacles that may lead people to their experiences of homelessness include:

  • Eviction

  • The affordable housing crisis

  • Coping with mental illnesses or addictions, which makes it difficult to maintain independent housing

Overall, the myths that exist about homelessness are generalizations of a more complicated reality. Every homeless individual faces a different and complex set of circumstances. It is the responsibility of the general public to educate themselves about issues related to homelessness. This will hopefully result in sensitive and compassionate conversations and solutions to homelessness.

We are able to fulfill our mission of housing individuals and families thanks to the support of local landlords and property management companies. To support tenants both those in social housing and the private market, along with the landlord community, we have compiled the following resources.

If you are a landlord or property manager interested in working with Medicine Hat Community Housing Society, please contact the Medicine Hat Community Housing Society office at 403.527.4507 or email us at info@mhchs.ca.

Did you know?

Since the onset of our Plan in 2009, 1254 unique individuals (932 adults and 322 children) have been housed through Rapid Re-Housing and the Housing First program.

Shelter utilization is down 45% overall in community since 2009.

Utilization of public systems for those in Housing First and Rapid Re-Housing has seen:

    • A 66% reduction in the number of days in jail
    • A 44% increase in court appearances
    • A 28% reduction in the number of days spent in hospital

Funded programs serve over 1750 unique individuals every year.