Specialized Support

Steps to Support: Your Health & Home

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This new innovative program is a partnership with Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), Fred Victor Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital Family Health Team   ISHI applies elements of our supportive housing model to three high need TCHC buildings in Toronto’s downtown east core, with the goal of increasing the housing and health stability of tenants living with mental health and addiction issues.

Enhanced service provisions include:  eviction prevention services, informal counseling, referral services, social recreation and community development to approximately 700 tenants.

Mental Health and Justice Initiative (MHJ)

As one of four lead agencies, Houselink is a delivery partner with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for the specialized program.

This partnership provides safe and dignified supportive housing for men and women, aged 16 to 64, who have a serious mental health issue, are homeless or at risk of becoming so, are currently involved in the criminal justice system, and who can live safely and independently in the community with minimal assistance.

Houselink provides a range of mental health, employment, social skills and crisis support services  in a client-directed manner through individual housing supports. All services are offered from a mental health recovery framework.

Problematic Substance Use Program

The goal of this initiative is to increase the health and social outcomes of people with problematic substance use who are frequent users of the addiction treatment system and emergency services by providing stable housing and appropriate support services.

The program is based on the Housing First model, which provides supportive housing to people without requirements for engagement in addiction treatment or abstinence