covid-19

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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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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Community
Indwell Staff

Coping with Crisis at Perkins

COVID- 19 has affected everyone in some way.  At Indwell, we have been grateful to have zero confirmed cases of the virus across the organization, but many of our tenants have faced increased isolation and anxiety. We have been amazed at the many ways our community has stepped up to support each other during this

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Community
Indwell Staff

You made Indwell’s first Virtual Gala amazing!

Instead of cancelling four annual signature community building and fundraising events, on Friday evening, June 12, Indwell staff, tenants, family, supporters and friends came together virtually for Hope@Home. Thanks for all the shout-outs! Here’s a quick look at how it went, by the numbers: connected world 1,300+ people tuned in from 6 provinces, 6 American

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Community
Miranda Crocket and Nikki Thompson

Indwell responds to COVID-19

The pandemic has brought many changes to Indwell. Staff at each housing program have adapted countless procedures to ensure the health and safety of tenants. Our typically lively Resource Centre (main office) is empty as staff work from home. Events have been cancelled or gone virtual and most volunteer activities have been suspended. Despite these

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Community
Nikki Thompson

Spotlight on Volunteers

While Indwell grows, so does our volunteer base. In 2019, we had 152 volunteers who gave over 6,600 hours of their time! Volunteers add tremendous value to Indwell in such a wide variety of ways. The most common area that people volunteer is supporting our tenant programs – from hosting tea times and other food-related

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Community
Ashlynn Hill

Hello from Blossom Park!

The last few months have been a journey as we learn together how to navigate these unprecedented times. We’re doing it together, as a community. As we are in all our programs, in Woodstock’s Blossom Park Townhomes and Apartments we’re working hard to find new and innovative ways to support our tenants while practicing and

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Now more than ever, it is important that our tenants feel connected with others, even if they cannot be physically connected. Send a note of encouragement to be shared with our tenants who are feeling isolated at this time.

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