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Housing Services

Housing Services provide a place to live for those individuals who have a mental illness that is safe and affordable. This allows them to live independently, which helps to improve the quality of their lives.

CMHA Toronto provides Housing Services under the Homelessness Initiative Program (HIP) and the Mental Health and Justice (MHJ) Initiative.

HIP Housing Services

provide permanent and affordable housing to individuals living with mental illness, enabling them to live independently and improve the quality of their lives. Support is provided to help individuals maintain their housing, and access the community resources which will assist them in their recovery process. Our housing outreach workers also act as a liaison between the landlords and our tenants/clients by providing information on their respective rights and responsibilities. CMHA Toronto is part of the Toronto Mental Health and Addictions Supportive Housing Network, a network of 29 housing providers. Individuals can fill in one application form and be considered for all 29 supportive housing programs. They can also indicate the geographical area and type of housing they are looking for, as well as the supports they require.

Who are HIP Housing Services for?

• Individuals who are 16 years of age and older and are residents of Toronto
• Individuals who have been diagnosed with a serious mental illness
• Individuals who are homeless or at immediate risk of being homeless and are able to live independently

How do you apply for HIP Housing Services?

A Referral Form can be obtained by contacting The Access Point at 416-640-1934 or visiting their website at www.theaccesspoint.ca

MHJ Supportive Housing Services

(which includes Case Management Services) provide support to individuals with mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice and correctional systems and require supportive housing. They are provided with a high level of support that is flexible, portable, and individualized, with the goal of preventing future involvement with the criminal justice system. CMHA Toronto is one of nine partner agencies in this initiative.

Who are MHJ Supportive Housing Services for?

• Individuals who are 16 years of age and older and are residents of Toronto
• Individuals who have a serious mental illness
• Individuals who are currently involved with the criminal justice system
• Individuals who are homeless or at immediate risk of being homeless
• Individuals who have independent living skills and who can be safely supported in the community

How do you apply for MHJ Supportive Housing Services?

• Access to MHJ Housing Services is limited to Priority Referral Sources, which include the police, correctional facilities, probation and parole officers, and other mental health and justice initiatives. These Priority Referral Sources can contact The Access Point at 416-640-1934 or visit their website at www.theaccesspoint.ca

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