Annual Report 2021

Mary, tenant at Harvey Woods Lofts, Woodstock, wearing a mask in a hallway
Annual Report 2021
Indwell Staff

Our tenants: people of resilience

Janusz Recently moved out to independent housing Moved to Simcoe’s Hambleton Hall in September of 2016 when the building first opened “Indwell gave me a place to live when I was homeless. I was in transitional housing with the ASH program having come from homelessness in Toronto. Living in this community gave me a chance

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Tenants and volunteers from A Rocha at a new garden near Rudy Hulst Commons, Hamilton - 2020
Annual Report 2021
Nikki Thompson

Reimagining volunteer engagement

In September 2019, Indwell had 160 active volunteers! Then, “COVID happened.” During the March 2020 lockdown, all on-site volunteer activities were suspended to protect the most vulnerable in our communities. It wasn’t long before we began to feel the effects of lockdown and the void of skill, togetherness, and companionship from our dedicated volunteers. We

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Dr. John Perkins portrait - contemplative
Annual Report 2021
Indwell Staff

Addressing racial justice from the inside out

One of Indwell’s three core values is ‘Dignity’- the recognition of each person’s inherent value as an image bearer of God. In 2011, this value drove us to seek out the teaching of civil rights leader Dr. John Perkins and open the Perkins Centre in Hamilton. In 2019, this value encouraged us to better understand

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Tenants work with staff Lorna Murray at a counter in Blossom Park kitchen - creating preserves for a social enterprise, Gather - 2020
Annual Report 2021
Indwell Staff

Adapting supports: a peek inside our Woodstock programs

The varying stages of lockdown and restrictions due to COVID-19 impacted tenants’ mental health and, for some, struggles with substance use. Like all Indwell programs, Woodstock’s Blossom Park and Harvey Woods Lofts communities implemented changes to ensure tenant and staff safety while still encouraging connection. These changes, some of which were temporary based on current

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Doroca, tenant sitting in front of her building, North End Landing, Hamilton
Annual Report 2021
Indwell Staff

Deep and wide: growing and progressing to build new communities of hope

As Ontario began to enter lockdown last March, there was much uncertainty in the building industry. Would our construction projects come to a halt? While we did run into some supply chain issues at times, thankfully, our projects were considered essential, and with new health and safety measures, we could continue to build affordable housing

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Screen shot of Indwell's Housing and Support Cross Regional Team meeting - May 5, 2021
Annual Report 2021
Indwell Staff

Cross-Regional Teams: One chord, many strings

In each city in which we work, Indwell supports tenants through interdisciplinary teams. Recently, we added Cross-Regional Teams to enhance each program’s on-site supports. These teams gather regularly with staff from across our program regions to facilitate resource sharing, plan and implement education initiatives, promote and raise awareness of emerging issues in the Indwell community,

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