About The Program
The Home for Good – Innovative Housing Program aims to increase successful housing tenure to individuals with experience of long-term homelessness. We do this by providing community support to individuals who are transitioning from the shelter system, hospitals and/or criminal justice institutions to permanent housing.
The program offers 24-hour, housing-first intensive case management services for individuals with complex needs, including those experiencing mental health, physical health and addiction challenges. Services are a collaboration between an on-site care team and a community care team, and include rehabilitative, therapeutic, employment, crisis intervention and life skills development services, as well as services to support clients with obtaining and maintaining more permanent living accommodation.
This program is in partnership with the City of Toronto.
Who's It For
Adults 50+ who are living with mental illness and are transitioning from the shelter system, hospital and/or criminal justice institution to permanent housing.
How IT Works
- A referral is made from the City of Toronto’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA).
- Once the referral is received, CMHA Toronto’s clinical team will assess candidates and determine if they meet the criteria for participation.
- Clients work with their case management team to create a recovery plan and place them in appropriate housing.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who does the Home For Good Innovative Housing Program serve?
The program serves clients who:
- are 50 years or older
- have a history of chronic homelessness
- are living with mental health challenges
- have been discharged from an institution, such as:
- a prison (after multiple encounters with the criminal justice system)
- a hospital (after having frequent inpatient admissions)
- an emergency shelter (after living in a shelter for at least six months)
- have status in Canada (Canadian citizen, landed immigrant, or convention refugee), with no pending deportation order under the Immigration Act
- we have assessed and determined requires our services and otherwise will benefit from the Home for Good Transitional Housing Program because of their need for our services
- must be able to live independently, with or without support services for day-to-day living
- are committed to actively participating in the Home for Good Transitional Housing Program and receiving the services
What areas does the program serve?
The program operates out of multiple sites in the city of Toronto.
What kinds of services are offered?
The Home For Good Innovative Housing Program Services offers 24-hour, housing-first intensive case management services. The services are a collaboration between an on-site care team and a community care team, and include rehabilitative, therapeutic, employment, crisis intervention and life skills development services, as well as services to support clients with obtaining and maintaining more permanent living accommodation.