Downtown Browne’s Emergency Youth Shelter is a co-ed facility located on 11th Avenue in the Heritage neighbourhood. It is operated by Street Culture Project Inc. and houses up to 15 youth between the ages of 16 and 18. The shelter provides services to youth when no other resource placement is available, all family options are considered and non-family resources are unavailable, or when no regular placements are available for youth in care of the Minister of Social Services or those eligible to receive services under the Child and Family Services Act. (Letter of support enclosed.)
SOFIA House provides safe housing and support for families trying to escape violent homes. SOFIA House is working to break the cycles of violence by providing: safe housing for women and children who are survivors of abuse; a supportive and nurturing environment where women and children can begin to heal from the effects of violence; on site programming designed to develop sustainable personal growth and long term positive change for clients; and education and awareness about the impacts to women and children of living in constant fear of violence.
sofiahouse.ca (NOTE: SOFIA House is located just outside the boundaries of the Heritage neighbourhood.)
Phoenix Residential Society is a charitable non-profit community based health care organization providing psychosocial (psychiatric) rehabilitation services to persons in the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region with psychiatric disorders, and persons with acquired brain injury (ABI). Their mission is to provide recovery-oriented services that foster empowerment, promote hope, and build connectedness in the community.
Thomson School is the only school located in the Heritage community. Thomson is one of the most diverse schools in Regina, with a student population that reflects the multicultural nature of the neighbourhood. The Heritage Community Association frequently partners with Thomson to provide programming to at-risk students in the community. For this project the Artist Partners will work with the school’s Arts Education Specialist to tailor the program to Thomson students in grades 7 and 8.