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Canadian Mental Health Association - Kenora Branch - Supportive Housing Programs

LOCAL CMHA BRANCH SERVICES DURING COVID-19

CMHA branches are open but many are offering alternative service delivery at this time
Service delivery may be provided:
  • in person
  • by phone 
or in the following virtual ways:
  • PCVC - Personal computer video conferencing
  • OTN - Ontario Telemedicine Network
  • ZOOM -  Video/web conferencing platform
Please note: CMHA branch offerings are subject to change in response to the ongoing developments of COVID-19. The website below will reflect the most accurate and current information.

Follow this link to determine how service delivery is being provided by choosing the appropriate CMHA location from the website's drop down list.

Kenora Supportive Housing

Provides safe and affordable long-term housing and short-term respite housing to individuals with serious and persistent mental illness
  • Manages a rental unit (rent geared to income) for short or long stays
  • Offers case management services
Short Term Housing
  • Provides short term housing on an as-needed basis
  • Offers a respite time for the caregivers of individual with mental health issues
Long Term Housing
  • Assists in securing and maintaining long term housing
  • Provides a rental unit with 24 hour staff supervision
  • Offers assistance with medication management, housework and small indoor maintenance tasks
Rent Supplement Programs
  • Mental Health and Addictions Rent Supplements - available to individuals with mental illness and/or problematic substance abuse who are homeless or at risk of homelessness 
  • Mental Health and Justice Rent Supplements - available to individuals with mental illness involved with the criminal justice system through mental health court diversion or on release from a provincial correctional facility
Safe Bed Program
  • Provides persons 16 years of age and older who are in mental health and addiction crisis and in contact with law enforcement with a short stay of 30 days, and 24/7 community residential crisis support services

Application

  • Intake assessment required
  • Referrals can be made by anyone

Eligibility

  • Low income individuals 16 years of age and older and
  • Have been diagnosed with serious and persistent mental health issues and are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless
  • Must be able to pay the required rent

Long Term Housing: Individual must be participating in a case management program

Rent Supplement Programs: Prioritization for accessing rent supplement programs is determined using the Vulnerability Index - Service Prioritization Decision Assistance Tool

Safe Bed program: Individuals in contact with law enforcement and experiencing a mental health crisis

Languages

Physical Access

Fully Accessible

Fees

Service - Rent (geared to income)
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