Hotel Outreach

The Hotel Outreach program provides support services to the tenants of the Hazelwood, Savoy and Holborn Hotels which are all located in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. The vast majority of tenants at these hotels have identified as being at risk of homelessness and are living with chronic mental and physical health conditions. We believe that vulnerable and at-risk homeless individuals are more responsive to interventions and social services support after they are in their own housing, rather than while living in temporary or transitional facilities. 

Programming

MPA Society staff provide outreach assistance to residents of the Hazelwood, Savoy, and Holborn SRO (single room occupancy) hotels 5 days a week. The Hotel Outreach staff regularly assist tenants with referrals to mental health services, primary care, financial assistance, educational and employment resources, as well as any other supports that are identified by the tenants.

Supports and Services Offered

  • Life skills training
  • Recreation/leisure & social connections
  • Vocational, volunteer & educational planning
  • Financial planning/budgeting & money management skill building
  • Advocacy
  • Support with tenancy issues & alternate housing searches
  • Accessing community resources
  • Health management and emergency intervention

Goals

Ultimately, the goal of the Hotel Outreach Program is to provide the necessary supports to encourage and empower tenants in their everyday lives while providing support services to achieve successful tenancies.