People First Adult Program
People First Adult Program (PFAP) has helped 40 “chronically homeless and at risk of being homeless” through one-to- one coaching and by providing support in specific areas of concern such as: housing placements, interpersonal skills, employment, employability, financial literacy, health and wellness, and education. The intervention program helped participants get connected to the land, language and culture, gain a better sense of self- identity, become better connected with their community, become a participant in the labour market and live a healthier lifestyle.
PFAP was an innovative program by delivering a coaching/support program. The program called for one person to provide one-to-one support, facilitate collaboration with key agencies in Terrace; this was all to be done through a cultural lens.
Participants were given an opportunity to work directly with job coaches, consultants, and other service providers within the community and the Kermode Friendship Society, resulting in their success to create a plan to secure and maintain housing, employment and educational opportunities.
See the attached Final Report for more details about the program.
Cal Albright, Kermode Friendship Society
3313 Kalum St, Terrace BC V8G 2N7