ASH - Supportive Housing

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Addictions Supportive Housing

Program Description

The Addiction Supportive Housing Program is based on the "Housing First" model which provides supportive housing to people without requirements for engagement in addiction treatment or abstinence. Stable housing is central to attaining treatment goals with housing being part of any comprehensive treatment program .The goal of the program is to increase the health and social outcomes of people with problematic substance use issues. The main objectives of the program are to reduce frequency of re-admissions to addiction programs, reduce contact with the criminal justice system, increase successful tenancy, and reduce emergency department visits. Primary eligibility requirements for the ASH Program include; Current problematic substance use and history of multiple entries in treatment continuum, unable to obtain or maintain housing without support, homeless or at risk of being homeless or marginally housed, willingness to identify harm reduction or abstinence substance use goals, and capability and willingness to constructively participate in the ASH Program. Successful applicants of the ASH program will receive a rent subsidy and an intensive Case Manager. Rent supplements are geared to a person's income as well as market rate for apartments. The program is client centered and responsive to unique needs of the individual.

Access Information

Clients must complete an intake and screening process to determine eligibility. Referral packages are available through the City of Sault Ste. Marie Social Services - Housing Department at 180 Brock Street. Telephone assessments can be an option in certain circumstances. Please call for an intake appointment.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-942-4646
Fax 705-759-5953

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Sault Ste. Marie)
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note Please refrain from smoking while home visits are occurring.

Application Referral Forms




Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630