Habitat Services conducted a community-based research project with funding from the Wellesley Institute and support from Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses (OCAB) and Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC), in order to uncover recommendations about peer support work in congregate living settings.
Adults with serious mental health problems require many supports to help them function at their best and enjoy a decent quality of life. Crucial to the recovery of this population is access to stable, supportive housing. Habitat Services, a non-profit community mental health agency, funds and monitors private sector boarding home accommodations and provides on-site housing […]
The importance of good quality housing in people’s lives cannot be overstated. A resident of supported housing articulates its impact: It has allowed me to stop worrying about those things that were holding me back.
Principal Organizations: University of Toronto Partner Organizations: Toronto Branch ,Canadian Mental Health Association Principal Investigator(s): Bonnie Kirsh, PhD Critical Characteristics of Supported Housing: Findings from the Literature, Residents, and Service Providers lays the foundation for the development of principles that can be used to guide Supported Housing programming and that can continue to be examined in […]
The Fred Victor Centre Released: July, 2009 This new enabling grant research examines the strengths and weaknesses of Housing First programs for individuals who are using substances.
Principal Organization: Ontario Council of Alternative Businesses Partner Organization: Habitat Services Principal Investigator: Joyce Brown and Becky McFarlane The aim of this community based research project was to engage Habitat tenants, both as researchers and as participants in focus groups, to provide qualitative evidence that would help make the case for greater resourcing of the […]
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