Housing First

Are you homeless or precariously housed in York Region?
Are you living with addiction or addiction with presenting symptoms of mental illness in the absence of a formal diagnosis?

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The Housing First Program (HFP) is a community based service offered in partnership with Canadian Mental Health Association – Toronto, Across Boundaries, and Canadian Mental Health Association – York & South Simcoe.

Who We Help

Individuals who are:

  • Aged 16 and older
  • Homeless or precariously housed in York Region
  • 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.

How We Help

The program offers:

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

Where We Help

  • The Housing First Program is offered in York Region.

To access this service, please contact:

York Support Services Network
Phone: 289-340-0348 or toll free 1-844-660-6602
or apply online: YSSN – Streamlined Access

For more information, or to make a referral, please call ASYR at:
905-841-7007 or 1-800-263-2288