In 1985, Kairos was founded by a local group of volunteers bound by the work of social justice. They privately raised the funds to buy three houses which they laboured to renovate and duplex.
They chose the name Kairos (pronounced Ky-ross); a Greek word meaning the present moment as it extends into the future….a place of new beginnings.
With six units to rent at less than market value, six families on fixed incomes were able to move into a safe and supportive community where it was possible to realize dreams in safety, security and with dignity.
In 1991, Kairos received Ministry of Housing funding for the first time and acquired three more houses. In total, then and now, we have twelve families living and growing in our two to four bedroom units.