Indigenous Housing Support Program
Indigenous Housing program hours: Mon-Friday 8.30am-4.30pm
The Indigenous Housing Support program recognizes the growing need for individualized housing support and advocacy for urban Indigenous people. The program aims to provide a high quality of culturally safe advocacy and support to those who are wishing to move toward greater housing stability, including those who are currently:
- at risk of homelessness
- at risk of eviction
- living in overcrowded and/or unsafe housing situations
- living long-term in motels
- couch surfing
- fleeing violence/abuse
- experiencing housing instability
Housing Program Coordinator
Ph: (250) 847-5211 Ext: 212
Raised in Smithers, BC, Emma is a member of the Tahltan Nation’s Crow clan. She is passionate about supporting people in the community. In her spare time she likes to hike, paddle board, dirt bike, and ski.
The Housing Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the Housing Support Program, and ensuring that high quality, culturally safe supports are available to urban Indigenous people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and wish to increase their housing stability and holistic health.
Indigenous Housing Support Worker
Jamie Elmore was born and raised in Smithers BC, and is a member of the Gitxsan Nations Gistkaast (Fireweed) clan in Wiilps Dawa Muux ( Drumming Grouse). She enjoys Painting and gardening, and will most likely be found fishing and kayaking on one of our beautiful lakes around the Smithers area in her spare time. Jamie is excited to be working to support people on their journey toward greater housing security and wellness.
The Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre Society’s Indigenous Housing Support Worker’s role is to provide ongoing support for people in our community who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of homelessness.