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Mental Health and Justice: Housing Support Services
Aug 3, 2016
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 email@example.com.