Homelessness is a growing problem in the North, particularly in Inuvik, which has seen a large influx of homeless people from the Western Arctic. Resources currently exist, but are insufficient to meet demand. With their $495,000 prize, the Hope House team aims to provide clients experiencing homelessness with supports including mental health counselling and referrals to rehabilitation, social housing programs, and labour market opportunities. It will also provide support for necessities like medical and dental visits, and obtaining identification like a health card or photo ID to open a bank account. Staff and volunteers will engage with local partners like the Inuvialuit Regional Corporation, Nihtat Gwich’in Council, and social and labour market agencies to help meet the clients’ needs.