Noble representatives were in attendance as the Fife House Foundation proudly announced the opening of the Huntley Transitional Housing Program. Located in a newly renovated historic facility on Huntley Street, the program welcomed its first clients in late August. The Huntley Transitional Housing Program is an innovative approach to providing support for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are in, or are entering, the City of Toronto’s emergency shelter system. The 20-bed facility provides crucial housing, clinical care and intensive case management supports, focused on the successful transition of clients from shelter living into supportive or permanent housing solutions.
Noble sponsored a third of all in-kind building product donations for this project, including plumbing fixtures and heating and cooling equipment. A fully integrated approach to housing and health care, Huntley Transitional Housing Program addresses the complex health and social needs of this highly marginalized client population. The program aims to improve care and outcomes of clients and significantly reduce preventable hospital and shelter stays through the provision of wrap-around, client-centered supports, that increase quality of life and client capacity to live independently in our community.
“Noble has always been committed to supporting community initiatives in the areas where we do business” said Jim Anderson, General Manager, Noble Corporation. “We are extremely proud to be associated with this worthy cause. It all started with a conversation between project contractors and Stephen Willmets, our downtown Toronto Branch Manager. Recognizing the scope and importance of this project, we partnered with some of our manufacturers — American Standard, Fujitsu and Rheem — to increase product donations and overall level of sponsorship.”
Fife House Foundation’s Capital Campaign for the project raised more than $1.8 million in private and public contributions and an additional $250,000 in in-kind donations. The building was thoughtfully designed to accommodate this new program by architects at HOK and was built by TGA-ARS. Among the campaign’s major funders and donors are the Government of Canada, Government of Ontario, City of Toronto, Clark Family Foundation, TD Bank Group, BMO Financial Group, The Rotary Club of Toronto, Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network and Noble. An opening ceremony was held on Monday, November 4th.
Noble is Ontario’s leading wholesale supplier of Plumbing, HVAC, Industrial, and Fire Protection products. Noble has nearly 1 million square-feet of warehouse space, a growing network of more than 45 branches in Ontario, an incredible selection of leading brands, a 98% fill-rate, quick turnaround, and over 120 dedicated delivery trucks to service its growing customer base.
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About Fife House Foundation
Fife House is Canada’s largest provider of supportive residential programming and housing services for individuals and families living with HIV/AIDS. Fife House has 190 units serving more than 300 residents, and another 300 clients are supported each year in Fife House’s Homeless Outreach Program. While this is significant, it is estimated that the Greater Toronto Area has 18,000 people living with HIV/AIDS, and these are only those individuals who are aware of their status. This represents approximately 25% of all cases in Canada. Today, Fife House provides 80% of the dedicated supportive housing available to people living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto.
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