River Bank Development Corporation is the Designated Community Entity for Reaching Home in Prince Albert Saskatchewan.
Our responsibility as Community Entity is to work with the local Community Advisory Board (CAB) to develop the Community Plan. The CAB is composed of members representing various sectors including Aboriginal Organizations, Government, Health, Emergency Shelters, Housing Organizations, Corrections, the City of Prince Albert, and the Business Community. The CAB participates in the development of the Community Plan, the call for proposals, and approves funding proposals. River Bank as CE acts as the administrative and community development arm of the CAB
River Bank Development supports Housing First initiatives such as the YWCA’s Homeward Bound. Housing First focuses on moving individuals who are chronically or episodically homeless from the streets or shelters to permanent housing. Individuals are supported by the provision of services to assist them to sustain their housing and working towards recovery and reintegration into the community.
In addition, River Bank Development Supports a number of community non-profits that focus on strengthening Prince Albert.
River Bank has conducted Point-Time-Counts to measure the level of homelessness in Prince Albert.