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Housing First Program (HFP)

Intensive Case Management

 

Housing First Program (HFP) is a program based in the community that provides support to individuals in York Region who are experiencing homelessness, and are living with addiction or addiction with presenting symptoms of mental illness in the absence of a formal diagnosis.

Our services are not contingent upon readiness, or on compliance (for instance, sobriety, medication). We collaborate with clients on their goals. We also build partnerships with other service providers in the community in order to meet your needs. We understand that providing appropriate and adequate support is the path to recovery.

 

What is the Housing First Program (HFP)?

HFP is a program based in the community that provides support to individuals in York Region who are experiencing homelessness, are living with addiction or addiction with presenting symptoms of mental illness in the absence of a formal diagnosis.

What does HFP provide?

  • Regular meetings with your case manager in your home, in the community, or in our office
  • Help to secure suitable housing
  • Support with social and community integration
  • Supportive counseling,  referral to primary care, employment, education, substance misuse treatment as needed
  • collaborative development and implementation of an individualized plan

Who does HFP serve?

Individuals who are:

  • Aged 16 and older
  • Homeless or precariously housed (more than 3 months)
  • Living with addiction or addiction with presenting symptoms of mental illness in the absence of a formal diagnosis

Individuals will not be excluded on the basis of: continued use of substances, not taking medication, or involvement in the criminal justice system

Who can make the referral?

Self or any professional

For more information, or to make a referral, please contact us at:

Addiction Services for York Region

Tel: 1-800-263-2288/905-841-7007 x 330

 

The Housing First Program is a partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association – Toronto, Across Boundaries and Canadian Mental Health Association – York & South Simcoe.