Programs assisting individuals with ongoing mental health concerns to obtain or maintain housing or shelter. May provide supportive services such as life skills training and counselling, or treatment-based living arrangements.
Private housing options for older adults able to pay for their own care and not requiring 24-hour nursing care. Usually offer meals, social and recreational programs, as well as various levels of homemaking help, personal care and health services. For comprehensive information, contact Ontario Retirement Communities Association (ORCA), www.orcaretirement.com, or the Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority, www.rhra.ca.
Services for individuals needing support to live independently in an apartment setting. 24-hour emergency response and help with meals and homemaking may be available. Often provided for a specific building, or for a portion of a building.
Short-term accommodation for those leaving emergency shelters or in need of housing during a life transition, including people with mental illness and addictions, single mothers and victims of violence.