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‘I never realized I could do this’: Camp Samac initiative helps individuals find permanent housing

September 10, 2020


As the region’s In/Out of the Crisis (IOTC) program draws to an end at Camp Samac in Oshawa, clients are sharing their stories about how their life has changed since staying at the facility.

Camp Samac was used as a temporary housing initiative that housed unsheltered individuals and provided 24/7 wrap-around services during the coronavirus pandemic. Scouts Canada gave the region a permit to operate at the site since the beginning of May, with the Christian Faith Outreach Centre in Ajax and the First Light Foundation of Hope in Oshawa working as the lead agencies.


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