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Pathways to Housing

Pathways to Housing supports chronically homeless individuals who suffer from major mental illnesses or struggle with the justice system. Instead of punishing clients for harmful choices, we give non-judgmental support and address the issues behind those choices. Clients don’t have to be completely sober or clean before they’re accepted into the program.

Like HomeBase, Pathways uses a Housing First model, but differs because it uses Assertive Community Treatment (ACT). ACT is a highly integrated approach to healthcare – clients are supported by an entire team of professionals, including nurses, mental health specialists, justice specialists and substance abuse specialists.

Weekly Support Groups

Pathways to Housing offers several weekly groups to support client needs, including:

  • Illness management and recovery (mental health education and support)
  • Positive attitudes towards healing (substance use and support)
  • Cooking group
  • Computer skills training
  • Vocational/employment assistance
  • Justice walk-in clinic
  • Recreational and social activities

Criteria

Pathways to Housing has maintained an 87% housing retention rate and has reduced client dependency on emergency medical services and the justice system. To be accepted into the program clients must be:

  • 18 years of age or older,
  • Have a diagnosed significant mental illness, and
  • Have been homeless for at least six months.

Access

A doctor, service provider, or other professional can refer a client (no self-referrals please). For more information please contact us at 403-266-8881 or pathwaystohousing@thealex.ca.

For more information about Housing First and Pathways to Housing, click here.

 

To view Pathways’ Year End Report 2013 – Benchmark  Performance Measures (as of 29 Jul 13), click here.

 

To review our annual reports, click the link below:

Abbeydale 2013-2014 Annual Report

2013-2014 Pathways to Housing Annual Report

Pathways to Housing Annual Report 2012-2013

Pathways to Housing Annual Report 2011-2012

 

 




I don’t know what I would have done without Pathways. They are very patient. It’s one of a kind. They’re very concerned – never seen a program like this. — Alex Client

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