The Baldwin Housing and Community Support Program promotes independence in living and self-determination in decision–making for individuals with serious mental illness. The program will advocate for and promote the social integration of consumers of mental health services.
- To provide supportive housing to assist consumers of mental health services to live independently in the community.
- To promote cooperation while learning the skills associated with the tasks of daily living.
- To provide portable, flexible housing support services to individuals in their preferred living environment.
- To develop skills in the areas of: cooking, cleaning, laundry, budgeting, communications, work habits, social skills, community involvement, problem solving, etc.
Bay Street Residence
This rent-geared-to-income, supportive housing program offers a cooperative living environment. With the assistance of Community Support Workers, residents are provided with flexible and individualized supports to meet their needs and goals, to promote independence, and enhance quality of life. Board and other living expenses are shared equally among the residents who assume responsibility for the daily operation of the two homes.
Hess Street Residence
These two townhouses provide a cooperative living environment for individuals requiring minimal supports. Community Support Workers provide residents with flexible and individualized supports to promote and maintain independence and quality of life. Board and living expenses are shared equally among residents.
This service provides individuals with serious mental illness the opportunity to develop and/or maintain the skills necessary for living independently in the community in their choice of living environment. Residency at Bay Street or Hess Street is not a prerequisite for this service.
- Individuals with serious mental illness.
- 16 years of age and older, and who do not require 24-hour support.
- Must have a clinical support system, i.e., clinician/doctor, psychiatrist, and/or social worker.
- Individuals with a history of drug/alcohol abuse must be involved in a recognized treatment program.
- Individuals must reside in the City of Hamilton.
Referrals will be accepted from medical professionals, social service agencies, family members, self-referrals. Specific support services are negotiated between the individual seeking support and the Community Support Worker.
For additional information, or to arrange an intake appointment, call (905) 521-0090 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.