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A community hub makes it easier for local residents to access the health, social, cultural, recreational and other resources they need together in one spot.
Hubs benefit clients
- Individuals have better access to a range of services in one location
- Reduces stigmatization associated with some single-program services
- Increases well-being as multiple issues can be addressed holistically
- “Wrap-around services” lead to healthier outcomes for people
Hubs create healthier, stronger and safer communities
- Collaboration of community and service providers is more responsive to local needs
- Barriers and health disparities are reduced
- Reduction in need for police, hospital and other crises services
- Engagement and capacity in the community is built
Hub provide broader community, economic and health benefits
- More efficient and sustainable health services (i.e. less duplication and early intervention)
- Social return on investment – integrated service delivery models can save money across sectors and possibly generate a Social Return on Investment (SROI).
- Shared resources (at a hub) also save money for funders
Hubs benefits hub partners
- Organizations are better able to meet complex needs of a client and the community
- Sharing resources, including space, maximizes services and programs provided
- Partnerships and collaboration are exciting and improve ways of thinking and doing!
Hubs increase interest in the hub model
- More hubs generate more hubs
- Increases advocacy for policy change to support hubs
- Produces more best/promising practices