Providing housing support services to individuals with serious mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system.
What Is The Mental Health and Justice Program?
- staff provide support to people with serious mental illness who are involved in the criminal justice system and require assistance in locating affordable and suitable housing
- support is provided to maintain housing and assist in the prevention of future involvement with the criminal justice system
- a rent supplement is available
- this program works in partnership with the Mental Health Court Support Services Program through the Canadian Mental Health Association, Hamilton Branch
What Are the Goals of the Program?
- to secure and maintain permanent and affordable housing
- to provide flexible, portable, and individualized supports
- to reduce the rate of recidivism
- to provide linkage and support with other community resources on an as needed basis
What Is the Eligibility Criteria?
- individuals 16 years of age or older with a serious mental illness
- individuals residing within the City of Hamilton
- individuals who have current involvement in the criminal justice system
- individuals connected with clinical support in the community
- low risk individuals
Who Can Make Referrals?
- healthcare professionals
- associated court-based case management programs
- courts, detention centres, pre-charge services
- intensive case management programs
- short-term residential crisis beds
- community/social service agencies
- family members/significant others
For additional information, or to a make a referral, call (905) 521-0090 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.