Supportive Housing for Adults with Psychiatric Illness
St. George House is home to 24 adults with psychiatric illness and histories of homelessness or who are or have been at-risk of homelessness. St. George has a very strong Recovery orientation and promotes the physical and emotional health and stability of the residents by providing a safe and supportive environment. The program helps clients rediscover their sense of power, individuality and self-respect by encouraging clients to set goals and participate in the life of their house and their community.
St. George House provides high-support affordable housing with rent geared to the income of each tenant. The majority of residents have dealt with serious mental illness for many years and the program is committed to providing housing and support to clients for as long as they have need. A number of residents have lived with us for ten years or more.
St. George House Resident Services
Services include supportive counseling, co-ordination of external services, supervision of medications and assistance with personal care and the activities of daily living. St. George provides three nutritious meals daily as well as coffee, tea, juice and snacks available throughout the day. Residents benefit from the support of peers who share similar issues, challenges and concerns.
The program strongly values resident involvement in the decisions made in the house, and residents meet regularly to discuss elements of the program that affect their daily lives. Staff support residents in making informed choices regarding relationships, medications, finances, diet, and provide support for their educational and vocational desires.
Social Life at St. George
The residents enjoy an active social life including an annual Summer BBQ, Thanksgiving Dinner and Holiday Party attended by residents, family members and friends. Bingo, arts and crafts and planned outings are also popular and contribute to the sense of fun and community at St. George House. Occupational Therapy students from the University of Toronto play an important role in providing additional social and recreational activities.
St. George House is operated by LOFT Community Services in partnership with Habitat Services. The property is owned and maintained by Mainstay Housing. For more information on these partner agencies, please see their individual websites at http://www.habitatservices.org and http://mainstayhousing.ca.
Read Floyd’s Story – a resident at St. George House.
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