The mission of the NSO is to support the homeless and street involved community to address barriers in accessing housing, education, employment, mental health supports, addictions treatment, social programs, and health care.
Navigator Street Outreach (NSO) offers direct support to homeless and street-involved individuals. The initiative is a partnership between DHBC and Spring Garden Area Business Association along with funding from HRM.
Every 2 years, the federal government mandates that cities that receive federal funding for homelessness, conduct a survey, and count of the number of people experiencing homelessness on one day. This is called the Point in Time (PiT) count.
A total of 586 individuals who were experiencing homelessness were counted during the 2022 PiT Count, and 440 individuals were surveyed. A report was drafted to reflect the responses of all 440 PiT Count participants.
Credit: Stoo Metz Photography, Thank you to SO and NL for their contributed artwork.