We are sharing stories of how RentSmart is being adapted and used to enrich the various services offered in different communities across Canada. If you’d like to share your story on how RentSmart is helping the communities you serve, please contact Aygul (firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOW Canada is an organization in Kelowna, BC that inspires change by providing a client-centered continuum of care for women, youth and their children who are vulnerable, exploited or homeless. RentSmart is a part of NOW Canada’s Essentials Program that offers vulnerable women opportunities needed to leave a life of addiction, abuse and exploitation and to work towards physical, social and emotional health. This four month, full-time day program (which is linked to safe housing and individualizes support) offers instant access to essential life skills sessions so that participants can start to make positive lifestyle changes, leave behind an unsafe and unhealthy existence and start on the road to recovery. Women that go through the program will receive RentSmart education to be better prepared to find, secure and maintain stable housing. Learn more about the Essentials Program here.