Supportive Housing and Homelessness Program
AMHS-HPE provides assistance to accessible, affordable housing, makes appropriate housing more affordable with rental subsidies, and provides necessary supports to maintain accommodation.
*Internal Referrals Only
Housing Resource and Coordination
AMHS-HPE offers a variety of supports and services to clients related to housing. The Housing Coordinator maintains regular contact with existing and potential landlords. The Housing Coordinator provides:
- Assistance to find and secure housing in community of choice throughout HPE
- Assistance to arrange move and organize utilities
- Liaise with landlords, income sources
- Provide information regarding Residential Tenancy Act
- Provide resources and support to self-resolve
*Referrals are received from various sources – primarily Quinte Healthcare, Sills 5, Central Intake/Crisis and internally.
Short-Term Residential Crisis Services (SRCS) Program
In collaboration with the Crisis Intervention Centre (CIC), AMHS-HPE provides short-term, residential crisis services in the community as an alternative to custody. Individuals served have come into contact with the law and:
- Are at risk of being charged by the police, or;
- have been charged by the police, or;
- have been sentenced and whose offence is considered low risk, and;
- whose mental illness can be appropriately managed through community services
AMHS-HPE can immediately respond to these situations by providing short-term residential accommodations, supportive counselling, assistance to attend appointments, system coordination and navigation, and outplacement services as required.
*Short Term Residential Crisis Services are accessed via the Crisis Intervention Centre only
AMHS-HPE owns and operates two fully furnished five-bed minimum-support congregate settings (group homes). Each resident has their own room and share the kitchen, bathrooms and other common areas of the house. The supports and services provided include: activities of daily living, supportive counselling, assistance to attend appointments, assistance to tend to health related matters, crisis planning, problem solving, the development of interpersonal relationships, social and recreational activities. Residents are expected to participate in all aspects of home management including daily upkeep, cooking and shopping.
The group homes are:
- Funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and the Southeast Local Health Integration Network
- Staffed ~3.5 hours per day 5 days per week
- Rent Geared to Income