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Supportive Housing / Housing With Supports

This program provides rent-geared-to-income accommodation within a Toronto Community Housing building in downtown Toronto and dedicated 24/7 on-site Cota support to 20 residents who are living with an acquired brain injury. The goal of the program is to support residents with activities of daily living and personal goals so that they can successfully maintain their housing and lead fulfilling lives within the community.

For more information or to make a referral: please call the Toronto ABI Network (416)-597-3057 or visit their website at www.abinetwork.ca.

 

Adams House is a supportive housing program located in downtown Toronto that provides rent-subsidized accommodation and seven-day a week on-site Cota supports to twenty men and six women living with mental health challenges. Each tenant has his or her own bedroom and shares a bathroom and kitchenette with two or three other tenants. There is also a large common area with a living room, kitchen and dining room on the main floor.

For more information or to make a referral: please call The Access Point at 1-(888)-640-1934 or visit their website at www.theaccesspoint.ca.

Cota’s Assertive Housing First Teams (AHFTs) are two interdisciplinary teams that provide intensive supports to adults (18+ years) using a Housing First model of service. This service is available to individuals who are homeless in the city of Toronto and living with a serious mental health challenge and/or co-occurring substance use issues and physical health complexities. Fifty percent (50%) of the AHFT service capacity is reserved for individuals who are also experiencing co-occurring justice system involvement and who are referred from designated sources, including Toronto-based Mental Health Court Support programs and Gladue Court, the Toronto South Detention Centre, Toronto East Detention Centre and Vanier Centre for Women. The AHFT team works with individuals to find safe, affordable housing and provides support to help individuals maintain housing stability and pursue personal recovery.

For more information or to make a referral: Please call The Access Point at at 1-(888)-640-1934 or visit their website at www.theaccesspoint.ca.

 

Bailey House is a supportive housing program located in Parkdale that provides rent-subsidized accommodation and seven-day a week on-site Cota supports to 15 adult men (16+ years) living with serious mental health challenges, co-occurring diabetes or pre-diabetic conditions and who are homeless or at significant risk of becoming homeless at the time of referral. Each tenant has his own bedroom (with an en-suite bathroom) and shares communal kitchen and lounge with other tenants.

For more information or to make a referral: please call The Access Point at 1-(888)-640-1934 or visit their website at www.theaccesspoint.ca.

Dual Possibilities is a 24/7 supportive housing program for 10 individuals with a dual diagnosis (a developmental disability and co-occurring mental illness). The program, which is offered in partnership with Vita Community Living Services, provides a wide range of supports to the residents including rent subsidized accommodation, assistance with meal preparation, medication management and skill-building activities that help them to build their independence. The program also offers case management services which help clients to create individualized goal plans and to access community resources/services as needed.

For more information or to make a referral: Please contact Developmental Services Ontario-Toronto Region 1-(855)-372-3858.

Our Mental Health & Justice Supportive Housing Program provides rent-subsidized housing and support to adults (16+) living with mental illness who are homeless and are involved with, or, are at significant risk of involvement with the justice system. Cota provides housing support to tenants through scheduled individual visits and coordinated group activities to assist tenants to develop an individual safety and housing support plan and assist them to achieve/maintain optimum health and wellness while pursuing personal recovery.

For more information or to make a referral: Referrals to this program are only accepted from designated priority referral sources which include Mental Health Court Support Services, police, probation/parole services, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Law and Mental Health (CAMH – LAMH) Program, Ontario Shores’ Centre for Mental Health Sciences and other designated Mental Health & Justice funded services.

Where appropriate, these agencies can make a referral by calling The Access Point at 1-(888)-640-1934 or visiting their website at www.theaccesspoint.ca.

Cota’s Step By Step Supportive Housing Program provides rent-subsidized accommodation and support to people living with mental health challenges in the Scarborough community. Each tenant occupies his/her own apartment or housing unit and Cota provides support to tenants through individually scheduled visits and coordinated group activities. Our supportive housing staff work collaboratively with tenants, their families, landlords and other service providers, as appropriate, to assist tenants to develop an individual safety and housing support plans and assist them to achieve/maintain optimum health and wellness while pursuing personal recovery. This service is available to adults living with a serious mental illness who are 16 years of age or older and are homeless, or at significant risk of becoming homeless assessed as being able to be safely supported by the program.

For more information or to make a referral: please call The Access Point at 1-(888)-640-1934 or visit their website at www.theaccesspoint.ca.

Cota is a community partner within the City of Toronto’s Streets to Homes (S2H) initiative. S2H works with street-involved, homeless individuals and its goal is to end street homelessness within the City of Toronto utilizing the Housing First approach. Cota’s role within this program is to support to individuals who have been housed by S2H, but who may have extremely complex needs (addictions, acquired brain injury, mental health issues, etc.) and who require intensive follow-up supports in order to remain successfully housed.

To make a referral: this is a closed referral system. All referrals come from the City of Toronto, Streets to Homes unit: Street Outreach Program officer. Information can be found on the Toronto 211 website here, as well as on the City of Toronto website at Homeless Help here.

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