Dual Possibilities Supportive Housing
Cota has partnered with Vita Community Living Services/Mens Sana Families for Mental Health in order to provide the Dual Possibilities Program. This program offers supportive housing services and case management supports to people who have a co-occurring developmental disability and a diagnosis of serious mntal illness. The program is staffed 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week so that the staff members can effectively support clients to live safe, active and fulfilling lives with the community.
Dual Possibilities is committed to being flexible and responsive to the unique needs and desires of each client, with a focus on person-directed planning and services. The supports offered to clients typically include:
- Individualized coaching and support with meal preparation, medication management and household chores
- Assistance to maintain housing stability and a healthy housing environment
- One-to-one coaching and support to resolve situational problems/disputes
- Education about the nature of dual diagnosis
- Education to care givers and/or the person’s support network as appropriate
- Support to further develop the client’s personal support networks
- Assistance in the development and implementation of self-management strategies
- Assistance with activities of daily living
- Encouragement and emotional support
- Service coordination supports in order to access relevant community resources and health care services as appropriate
Services Available To
Adults that meet the eligibility criteria and wish to live in this type of housing support program.
Location and Physical Description
This residential option is situated in Toronto. TTC and various shopping amenities are within walking distance.
The building has 30, one bedroom units, 10 of which are dedicated to this program. Besides these dedicated 10 units, there is a large common room on the first floor. This area is equipped with kitchen appliances, tables and computers in order to provide residents with the opportunities to socialize, work on their personal support plans/goals (i.e., food preparation, budgeting, etc.) or generally “hang out”, if desired.
To Make a Referral
This supportive living option can be accessed by contacting Developmental Services Ontario, Toronto Region (416-525-5141).
This program is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.