Helping Others Outreach Program and Services (HOOPS)
HOOPS was started in Oct. 2018 to assist people in our community who are currently homeless. The community homeless shelter in Goose Bay, Housing Hub, is open from 8:30 p.m. to 8:30 a.m. daily. Those using the shelter need a place to go to during the day and need to access services. The Labrador Native Friendship Centre decided to develop a program that would take their services to these clients while providing them a warm facility during the day. One day a week, the Labrador Friendship Centre delivers the HOOPS program on-site at the Housing Hub, every Thursday from 7:30 am to 8:30 p.m., allowing residence to stay the full day and into the evening when the shelter reopens.
The objective of the program is not only to provide these very vulnerable clients with a safe place to stay for the day but to assist them with basic life skills and acquaint them with and help them to access other community services.
Amanda Budgell, Labrador Friendship Centre
709 896 8302
P.O. Box 767 49 Grenfell Street Happy Valley-Goose Bay, NL A0P 1E0