Preamble: In our Mission Statement, we use the term ‘psychiatric survivors’ to talk about those we serve. We know that language is not neutral, lives within a social and political context, and evolves as our culture changes, often in response to our advocacy and vigilance as an organization. The power to ‘name things’ can create clarity and make visible that which was hidden. This power can also restrict and marginalize. Our members have lived this reality.
Our mission is to improve the quality of life of psychiatric consumers/survivors including those who are homeless or otherwise marginalized, through the provision of permanent affordable supportive housing and programs.
Houselink is committed to the following principles:
- Housing is a fundamental right.
- People have the right to be responsible for themselves and their own destiny.
- People have a right to a positive culture for healing and recovery.
- Houselink is member driven and each member has the right to participate and share in the organization.
- Houselink is a community in which mutual support and mutual accountability are fundamental.
- Houselink is a community where racism, violence, sexism, homophobia and any other violations of the Human Rights Code are not tolerated.