Supportive Housing - High Support

Type of Service

Support Within Housing - Mental Health

Program Description

Guided by the principles and values of psychosocial rehabilitation, Supportive Housing provides community living for people who have a serious mental illness and require treatment, rehabilitation and support. St. Joseph's Care Group partners with a non-profit community housing corporation to provide affordable housing accommodations of which clients are rent paying tenants. High Support housing is geared for people with a serious mental illness who consistently have difficulty: maintaining personal hygiene; meeting nutritional needs; maintaining a household; managing finances; accessing transportation independently; communicating; managing medication and personal health; participating in leisure/social/vocational activities. Three 6-bedroom furnished homes and one-12 bedroom furnished home provide a home for a total of 30 clients requiring 24 hour on-site clinical support, rehabilitation and treatment. Three houses are on the north side of the city, one house is on the south side of the city. Clients work collaboratively with nursing staff and Community Support Assistants to achieve their optimum level of independent living and to attain their personal goals. Tenants are supported to share the responsibility of maintaining the common areas in the home and to plan and prepare meals. Clients are supported to manage their finances and their health care needs and to explore and participate in leisure, socialization and work activities. Clients able to develop skills to live in a less supportive environment are encouraged to do so.

Access Information

Clients must have a serious mental illness and require a high level of supervision and support. A client with a recent history of physically aggressive behaviour might not be considered. Clients must have a psychiatrist or family physician. There is a detailed application package which must be completed.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 807-624-3400 ext. 3346
Fax 807-624-3759

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Thunder Bay)
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed
Note No smoking in the house.


English Interpretation Services


Main Hours

Monday 0000-2400
Tuesday 0000-2400
Wednesday 0000-2400
Thursday 0000-2400
Friday 0000-2400
Saturday 0000-2400
Sunday 0000-2400