At HATS, our objective is straightforward: to address the pressing housing crisis in our community by providing warm, safe, and dignified temporary tiny homes within a village setting, complete with essential wrap-around supports, to individuals experiencing homelessness in Hamilton. We recognize the situation's urgency and are committed to taking practical steps to alleviate this crisis. Our mission centers on building a sense of belonging, safety, and dignity for every person who enters our Tiny Homes Program.
HATS is a community-driven initiative born out of a shared determination to tackle the homelessness crisis head-on. We understand that homelessness is not just a statistic; it's a reality that affects real people, each with unique stories and needs. Our overarching mission is to ensure that no one in our community faces the harsh reality of homelessness alone. We believe in empowering individuals to cultivate the essential skills and resilience required to thrive when permanent housing opportunities become available.
HATS is more than just a practical response to homelessness; it's a movement for positive change within our Tiny Homes Program. Our grassroots initiatives are seamlessly guided by a dedicated team of experienced professionals and individuals who bring their lived experiences to the table. Together, we share a common goal: to create villages of support, compassion, and solidarity. The Tiny Homes Program vision takes shape by establishing tiny home communities, complemented by comprehensive wrap-around supports, enriching programming, and meaningful job opportunities. Within these welcoming villages, we are not just providing shelter; we are fostering an environment that empowers individuals to develop the necessary skills and resilience to succeed when permanent housing opportunities become available. With the current shelter system often unable to fully meet the needs of those without homes, HATS bridges the gap and offers a temporary solution and a pathway toward stability. Our Leadership Team and Board of Directors are volunteers driven by a shared vision to bring this project to fruition. As a united community, we can recognize the importance of addressing homelessness collectively and building a stronger, more resilient Hamilton for all its residents.