Community Programs

Houselink works from a “recovery framework” that focuses on optimal wellness for all Houselink residents and program participants.  Our programs are designed and delivered to help reduce social isolation, improve nutrition and build new skills.  Our community centered programs make it possible for people struggling with extreme poverty, mental health and addiction issues to pursue recovery and build meaningful lives on their own terms.

Social Recreation

Social isolation – never getting out of the house – is one of the biggest threats to the health of people with mental illness. Houselink’s Social Recreation Program builds the bridge from isolation to physical activity, good nutrition, affordable entertainment, and most importantly, a community of peers. Read more…

Food Program

Houselink’s Food Program puts good nutrition within the reach of all its members. Read more…

 

Supported Employment

According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 75 to 85 per cent of people with serious mental illness are unemployed – despite the fact that up to 80 per cent of people with mental health problems could return to work in flexible work environments. Read more…

Civic Engagement

Houselink provides members with opportunities to get involved in the greater Toronto community, through politics, education and other activities. Read more…

Member Participation

We create many opportunities to give members a voice in Houselink decisions and promote increased participation in society at-large. Read more…