Support Within Housing

Type of Service

Support Within Housing - Mental Health

Program Description

Supportive housing provides flexible, strength-based and barrier-free supportive housing for people with a serious mental illness. This support is founded in respect, dignity, hope and collaboration. The goals are: to assist people to live as independently as possible; to assist people to participate in the community; to provide supports to minimize stress, manage illness and prevent crises and hospitalization; and to provide education and support to enable people to develop and maintain skills and relationships. Twenty-four (24) leased one-bedroom units through private landlords. All clients are supported.

Access Information

The individual must be diagnosed with a serious and persistent mental illness including: Schizophreniform disorders; Psychosis Not Otherwise Specified (NOS); Bipolar Affective Disorder (mania and depression) who require a high degree of support (8:1 clinician to client ratio) to maintain holistic wellness in the community. Priority will be given to individuals who meet the aforementioned criteria and who also have a history of or are at risk due to their illness and symptom severity of becoming involved with the Criminal Justice System.

All clients approved for supportive housing will be required to receive support through a Mental Health Case Management Service and voluntarily accept case management and housing support. Clients who are suffering with severe co-occurring disorder and who have active addictions issues which may cause housing to be jeopardized due to behaviours commonly associated with addictive behaviours must show a period of six-month commitment, working towards a harm reduction or abstinence, and further display a willingness to achieve less risk of addictive behaviours which would have or could cause housing to be in jeopardy.

Self-referrals, family physician, hospital and community agency referrals accepted. Application is by appointment through the Intake Worker at CMHA Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-377-9891

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 to 70 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Northumberland); West Northumberland county
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed

Application Referral Forms


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0800-1600
Tuesday 0800-1600
Wednesday 0800-1600
Thursday 0800-1600
Friday 0800-1600