Stability offered by Peterborough Action For Tiny Homes

You’ve only slept a couple of hours because of the noise, the fear, and the cold — and yet, it’s been long enough for your moist breath to condense and drip down the walls of your tiny tent, soaking your blankets and clothes.

You never realized that sub-zero temperatures would be this damp.

You’re hungry, and you’d love nothing more than to be able to take a hot shower. To wash and dry your blankets and clothes. To get out of the bone-chilling damp.

But you can’t.

Your day ahead will bring so many difficult decisions. The first is, where will you go to the bathroom?

This nightmare is the reality for so many people experiencing homelessness. It’s something nobody should have to endure.

I know you care deeply about creating lasting and meaningful change, and I want to share with you the inspiring work of Peterborough Action for Tiny Homes (PATH).

What is PATH’s plan?

PATH is a not-for-profit organization that aims to create a community of tiny homes to help people experiencing homelessness.

With your support, PATH will build a village-like community, consisting of at least 15 sleeping cabins, a community garden, and several communal buildings — including buildings for dining and gathering, washrooms, showers and laundry facilities, and a small office and meeting space.

PATH has numerous committed partners, including social agencies and healthcare providers to ensure the provision of wraparound supports.

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This means that, in addition to essential infrastructure, residents will also have access to 24/7 staff support and trained volunteers. Partner agencies will provide counselling, mediation, and conflict resolution opportunities.

By supporting PATH today, you can help create a safe and stable housing community for those experiencing homelessness, while also providing the necessary support and services that will help people flourish.

You can help create a culture of mutual care, respect, and dignity for everyone — your support will help people heal and recover from the trauma of homelessness.

You can help fund an initiative that has been proven to be successful in numerous communities nationally and internationally.

Tiny homes have emerged as a promising solution to address the growing homelessness crisis in Canada. These small, portable, and affordable homes offer more than just a roof over someone’s head — they provide a foundation upon which individuals can start to heal, grow, and thrive.

With your help, PATH can provide people experiencing homelessness with a sense of safety and stability, giving them the opportunity to rebuild their lives.

Just imagine waking up after a restful night’s sleep — warm, dry and safe in your very own sleeping cabin. After grabbing your toothbrush and clean clothes from the shelf, you lock the door to your cabin and walk a short distance to another building where you can shower, shave, and get ready for the day.

Next, you head over to the dining cabin for a hot breakfast before your 9 a.m. meeting with your personal support worker — she’s helping you get copies of your birth certificate and SIN number, so that you can eventually get some work and transition in to more stable, permanent housing.

Habitat for Humanity Peterborough and Kawartha Region is our site partner. The site will be at the old Peterborough Humane Society property at 385 Lansdowne St. East.

PATH’s unique model for a tiny housing community will create a space where people can transition out of homelessness and into more permanent housing solutions.

How can you help us?

By supporting PATH, you’ll be making a significant difference in the lives of people experiencing homelessness. You can provide a chance for people to break free from the cycle of poverty and find a path towards a brighter future.

I know you agree that everyone deserves a safe and dignified place to call home. By providing individuals with a tiny home and wraparound support services, your gift will walk with people as they regain their independence and take control of their lives.

You can build a community of tiny homes that offers a real solution to the homelessness crisis in Peterborough by helping people transition from living on the streets to living in a safe, supportive, and caring environment.

Thank you for considering supporting PATH. Together, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of our neighbours who need it most.

(Don’t forget to choose PATH in the drop-down menu)