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SSMHC Programs

Kids Being Kids Program

The principle goal of the Kids Being Kids Program is to provide a sense of community to families residing in units owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation through various recreational activities and programs.  Although the program is available to all tenants who reside in units owned by the SSMHC, the onsite activities take place specifically in six family housing communities including: Adrian Drive, Boston Avenue, Shannon/Capp, Chapple/Albion, Second Line West and the Hamilton Heights area. 

The summer program normally runs during the months of July and August , five days a week, 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  The activities are mainly directed to children aged 6-14 years.  Traditional on-site activities include: outdoor sports, small group games, arts & crafts, sing songs and storytelling. In addition, off-site activities such as beach days, camping excursions, and various tours also take place during the summer months. There is also an educational component to the program including a gardening program, and various presentations by community agencies. For further information regarding the Kids Being Kids Program call 705-750-5204

P.A.L.S Program  (Promoting Active Living for Seniors)

The principle goal of the P.A.L.S. Program is to improve the quality of life for seniors residing in rent-geared- to income housing through the provision of onsite services and activities.  The program is offered during the summer months in two buildings owned by the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation – specifically 55 Chapple and 615 Bay Street.

Some of the onsite recreational activities include crafts, BBQs, bingo, cards etc. as well as educational presentations from various community agencies.   In addition, several community outings are organized to various community attractions.  The outreach component of the program entails students visiting with seniors to promote upcoming activities/events or who may require a friendly visitor.

Safe Neighbourhoods Program

The Safe Neighbourhoods Program is a partnership between the Sault Ste. Marie Housing Corporation, Sault Ste. Marie Police Services and tenants, to foster safety in our housing communities and make it a better place to live and play!  The safest communities are where people know their neighbours, participate in social activities and work together for the good of their community. Be sure to ask about the Safe Neighbourhoods Program in your community by calling 705-759-5204