What Is Supported Housing?

ICMH believes that safe, stable housing is a fundamental need of those in recovery, and our primary objective is supporting clients to maintain or improve their housing situation so they may achieve the recovery they want. Our Supported Housing Program provides Recovery Coaches who work with individuals recovering from mental illness and/or substance use disorders to set goals, develop skills, and connect to resources that will support their recovery. Recovery Coaches offer support and referrals in areas of daily living, health and wellness, developing support networks, employment, and education.

Population Served

The Housing Support program serves adults (19 and older) who are recovering from mental illness and/or substance use disorders. Access to Housing Support is through Island Health’s Centralized Access to Supported Housing (CASH) service.

Philosophy

Our Housing Support Program provides Psychosocial Rehabilitation (or PSR) services designed to promote personal recovery, successful community integration, and maintenance of a satisfactory quality of life. PSR focuses on helping individuals develop skills, access resources and improve their quality of life by building on their strengths. Clients set their own goals, and choose how to achieve them, with or without support from staff.

We recognize that housing is a fundamental need for individuals recovering from mental illness and/or substance abuse, and our primary focus is on supporting clients to build and improve the skills they need in order to keep their housing.

SERVICES PROVIDED

To learn more please contact:

 

Director of Housing
Paula Furtado
125 Skinner Street
Victoria, BC V9A 6X4
Tel: (250) 389-1211 ext. 236

Fax: (250) 389-1263
Email: Paula.Furtado@icmha.ca