Supportive Housing

Our Supportive Housing program was originally launched in 2006 following the “safe haven” model of housing. Developed in response to the rising gap in services for individuals with mental illness and the high barriers to housing with other programs, this program followed a Housing First model, which prioritizes providing permanent housing as quickly as possible to people experiencing homelessness.

This approach is guided by the belief that if someone’s basics needs are met ”including a place to sleep, meals, and a sense of security” before addressing the root cause of their homelessness, such as addressing mental health issues, finding employment, treating substance abuse issues, etc.

We are currently housing 25 individuals through this program all of whom are working with their Case Managers to become more confident in their ability to live independently before exiting the program.