About Unity Project
From August 2003 to March 2020, Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness has been London’s littlest but Canada’s largest participatory shelter. Throughout these years, adults and youth of all genders aged 18 and over were accommodated in a home-like, participatory and housing-focused shelter environment.
At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Unity Project shifted shelter operations to a hotel. There, we doubled our occupancy, support people in private rooms and prioritize seniors and those with health conditions who are most vulnerable to the worst effects of the virus.
We continue to offer Supportive Housing at our front building in Old East Village and our Housing Stability programming and case management for housing outcomes only took a brief pause before resuming with renewed vigour and deliberation.
Housing with supports is the solution to homelessness; Income, the solution to poverty.
Unity Project continues to operate everyday by the values of respect, cooperation, interdependence and compassion. We thrive on the support you give!
Learn more at www.unityproject.ca
About Museum London
Museum London provides for the collection and presentation of visual art and material culture through public and educational programming, special events and exhibitions and strives to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of regional art, culture and history.
The Museum is more than art on walls and artifacts in cases. It’s a conversation starter. A cultural hub. A place where our stories are shared. Museum London is where our community discovers exceptional art, rich history and new possibilities. Your support ensures we can provide a wide variety of free public programming and cultural experiences geared to all ages.
Learn more at www.museumlondon.ca
Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness and Museum London are pleased to announce the continuation of our partnership for the 11th Annual UPwithART 2020.
This important partnership represents true collaboration between sectors which have often been divided in the competition for scarce resources. Together, we not only fuel our respective missions, but further strengthen the intersection of arts, culture, and social justice and the role they play in making London a more vibrant city.
Museum London’s share of proceeds will support its children’s and Indigenous programming including camps, classes, and workshops. Museum London seeks to deepen the visitor experience and advance a lively, creative cultural centre that inspires, encourages, and engages the community.
Unity Project’s share of proceeds support its three-year project to adapt Housing First to the emergency shelter context. We aim to transform emergency shelter to go beyond merely meeting basic needs – we will help vulnerable people to end or avoid their experience of homelessness, through shelter diversion, and helping to obtain housing and maintain stability in community.