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We believe everyone has a right to live in a safe, adequate, accessible, and affordable home. We know that ending homelessness is not simply a matter of serving clients better, but about creating environments in which doing better is easier.

SSODA is the living vision of the community’s collaborative approach to addressing the rapidly increasing housing crisis and situations of energy poverty in Lunenburg & Queens County, Nova Scotia. 

SOMETHING BETTER

POTENTIAL FOR

ACCESS OUR SERVICES

BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

Call 902-521-0994 or
Email intake@ssoda.org

HOW IT WORKS...

The Household Navigator will schedule an appointment with you to gather all the information required to better understand your needs.
 
Appointment times are available Monday to Thursday
from 10am-12pm, and 1pm-3pm.
PLEASE NOTE all intake appointments must be scheduled in advance due to the increase in demand for services.
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RURAL vs URBAN HOMELESSNESS

Homelessness doesn’t always mean sleeping in a tent, or in public spaces. In fact, the vast majority of people experiencing homelessness are not sleeping “rough”, but living in temporary, inadequate and unsafe accommodations.
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INDIVIDUALS

total number intakes completed

124

HOUSEHOLDS

number of households/individuals currently experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity

4

MONTHS

is the average length of homelessness
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Stats
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Energize Bridgewater is working towards eliminating energy poverty in Bridgewater. They are working with partners like the South Shore Open Doors Association, Efficiency Nova Scotia, and the Clean Foundation to support Bridgewater residents who are struggling to afford their energy costs.

 

Energize Bridgewater will help renters, landlords, and homeowners complete home energy retrofits. They will help navigate participants through energy financing, rebate, and incentive programs to reduce energy costs and improve the livability and affordability of housing in Bridgewater.

 

The program will be up and running later this fall, and in the meantime you can learn more about energy resources that you might qualify for on their website’s resource page. Energize Bridgewater is a project of the Town of Bridgewater.

LATEST REPORT

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SSODA 2022
Annual Report
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MAKE A FINANCIAL DONATION

Each month, it costs $8,000 on average to house people in our region.

We believe that everyone deserves a safe place to call home. And the work we do helps make that vision a reality.

You can help us provide the programs and care that will transform the lives of our citizens today. 

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