Kairos is one of Peterborough’s best-kept secrets. It is a homegrown grassroots asset that started in the early 1980s with a local group committed to social justice and searching for a way to concretize their beliefs. After considerable discernment, they decided to focus their energies on meeting the need for affordable housing for single mothers, particularly those leaving abusive relationships.
In 1986 they took the name Kairos which meant “folks on a journey, a path of ups and downs”, became incorporated, and collected donations to purchase the first Kairos home. Soon after 2 other houses became available, and so they were purchased as well. The final 3 homes were purchased in 1991. All 6 homes were duplexed, and so there are a total of 12 apartments.