Annual Report (2014-15)

Homeless, Housing and Mental Health Programs

Hyland Newton and Cloverdale Shelters and our Homeless Outreach team offer a continuum of services designed to break the cycle of homelessness.

Mobile outreach to people living on the streets

1102 clients were advocated for and connected with appropriate services

Outreach

Hyland Newton

Hyland Cloverdale

Emergency Shelters 2 co-ed 50 beds total

20 units Transitional

Housing Supports

865 housed by Hyland Shelters

60 rent supplements

Hyland Shelters serve an increasingly elderly and fragile population. Average age of residents is 50, and in 2015 the oldest resident was 96 years old. Supported Community Living provides support and housing ser- vices for older youth and adults living with a mental illness. The continuum of services includes: • rental subsidies • supported independent living • congregate and supported housing transitional living • psychosocial and recreational groups one-to-one support

“There’s a lot o f strength in homeless persons. I know th at I’m va lued here”

–Shelter Resident 2014

Clubhouses

OCS’s three Clubhouses are based on a Psychosocial Rehabilitation approach to wellness and provide a supportive environment to adults living with a mental illness. Members participate in a wide range of groups and activities focused on employment, leisure, basic living skills and wellness.

“Outside in the rea l wor ld there’s too muc h pa in sometimes. I like it here, the staff makes it safe for me and now I do th at for others”

Impact of Clubhouses:

92% report increased health and stability 91-100% report housing is more safe, comfortable and secure.

>50% work in supported, paid or volunteer jobs 75% report quality of life has improved

“I wouldn’t be a live if it weren’t for these people Rea lly.”

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