The Housing In Place (HIP) program provides supportive housing and intensive case management for people with serious mental health issues and/or those with problematic substance use who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The program offers elements of “real choice” as it relates to preferred communities and services thereby promoting recovery, independence, housing stability and increased quality of life.
Through a Housing First approach, this program includes a combination of resources and supports, such as:
- Individualized assessment and coordinated care planning
- Matching individuals to appropriate housing / choice based housing
- Housing units and rent supplements
- Intensive Case Management
- Engagement with clients to access and optimize primary care
- Assistance with activities of daily living, support services and crisis avoidance
Eligibility for service includes:
- Individuals 16 years of age or older
- Persons with serious mental health issues and / or problematic substance use and
- Those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
Staffing includes mental health professionals with expertise in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Addictions, Justice, Hoarding, Dual Diagnosis, Vocational work, Peer Support, Trauma and Seniors.
Partnering service providers can access some of the specialties on the HIP team for short term or consultative services, such as the ADR and Hoarding Specialist.
In order to apply to the HIP program, please complete a SHIP application which can be found by clicking “Apply for Services” in the top right hand corner of our website.