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Initiative Profiles


First Steps Housing Project Inc.

Lead Organization: First Steps Housing Project Inc.
Location: Saint John, New Brunswick, Serving: Saint John

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A safe and supportive transitional residence for pregnant homeless young women and their infants. Support networks for the young women are available through partnerships with existing programs and services in the community. First Steps enables young mothers aged 16-29 and their children to grow and learn in a safe environment, hence decreasing the cycle of violence, poverty, and abuse.

About the Initiative

Types of Activities: Direct service provision, Housing provision

Principal Clients: Women, Victims of violence, Substance abuse, Living with mental illness, Children, Youth, Hard-to-house, Low or fixed income

Scope: Local

Setting: Urban

Started: January 2002 to: ongoing

Annual Budget: Greater than $250,000

Types of Funding: Government of Canada, Government of New Brunswick, fundraising

Offers Services In: English


Mailing Address: First Steps Housing Project Inc.
120 Coburg St., Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 3K1

Contact Person: Sharon Amirault, Executive Director



This listing was last updated on: April 4, 2005

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