This hostel contains 30 beds and is designed for women with a long history of homelessness, who are also living with a severe and chronic mental illness. This program is designed to allow homeless women who have not been successful (because of extreme behaviours) in the general hostel system to stay in the shelter long enough to stabilize. Most of these women when they arrive are not medication compliant, but do not usually present enough of a risk to themselves or others to be hospitalized. This program is low demand, high support and is intended to create an environment where the women can stay. Average length of stay is 17 months - based on the client's need.
Information about this program has been provided by Mental Health Service Information Ontario (MHSIO), a service of ConnexOntario Healtlh Services Information