Supportive Housing

Type of Service

Support Within Housing - Mental Health

Program Description

The Mission Statement of Supportive Housing is: to provide flexible strengths-based and barrier free supportive housing for persons with a serious mental illness or dual diagnosis that is based on respect, dignity, hope and collaboration. The goals of supportive housing include:  Support people to live as independently as possible  Support people to participate in the community, accessing community resources and assistance  Provide supports to minimize stress, provide illness management and prevent crisis and hospitalization  Provide education and support to people to enable them to develop and maintain skills and relationships Supports are flexible, based on client need and stability and may be dependent on the different housing programs available. They may include: Case Management, Housing Supports, Peer Supports or Housing Retention visits by C.M.H.A.H.K.P.R staff or by Community Partners who provide primary support in the unit. Individual programs may have varying lengths of tenancy or different application or eligibility requirements.

Access Information

The individual must be diagnosed with severe mental health condition as determined by a professional. All clients approved for supportive housing must be willing to engage in supports from CMHA HKPR or another approved agency in order to be eligible. Applicants who submit to C.M.H.A.H.K.P.R Supportive Housing units are selected by a Tenant Selection Committee that meets as units become available. Selection is therefore based on level of support required and accommodation availability and not necessarily by chronological order of application.Application is completed by the support worker using a referral form and the Vulnerability Index-Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool (VI-SPDAT) triage tool. Referrals are submitted to the Intake/Brief Service Workers when a Tenant Selection Meeting is going to commence.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-328-2798

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Counties: (Haliburton; Kawartha Lakes)
Wheelchair Access No

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note No smoking in the house. Can smoke in the Gazebo in the backyard.

Languages

English

Hours

Main Hours

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