In October 1999, the Provincial Government selected Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes to provide 100 units of housing and related support services for people who were homeless and living with a mental illness. Early in 2000, an additional 93 units of housing were allocated by the government. Another 56 units are being acquired in 2007.
Through this program, individuals are relocated from the streets and from temporary shelters to stable, secure, affordable housing. Support is provided seven days a week by on-site teams for tenants at four sites, and by four mobile teams for tenants living in privately owned apartments scattered throughout the city.
Location: 369 Main West, Hamilton, ON L8P 1K3
Mathias Place has 28 bed/sitting rooms with private baths. Each room is equipped with a personal refrigerator, bed, dresser, table and chairs. There are lounges on each floor and a central dining room where dinner is provided daily. Staff support is available on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Life skills and recreational programming are available daily.
Location: 131 Catharine North,
Hamilton, ON L8R 1J5
McGinty House has 10 bed/sittingunits for single men. Furnishedrooms contain a bathroom and a small fridge. Tenants share cooking, cleaning, and shopping, and a communal kitchen/dining room, TV room and laundry facilities. Staff support is available on-site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to assist tenants in learning independent living skills.
Location:500 MacNab North, Hamilton, ON L8L 1L8
Ken Soble Apartments has 40 HOMES bachelor apartments scattered throughout a City Housing Hamilton building. HOMES tenants have access to on-site staff support from 9 am to 9 pm weekdays and 8 hours on weekends. Many social activities are organized for both HOMES tenants and other tenants in the building.
The HOMES Program has up to 150 privately owned apartment units scattered throughout 20 different buildings. The tenants in these apartments have access to staff of the Mobile Teams who work from
9 am - 10 pm on weekdays, 10 am to 6 pm on weekends, and who are on-call other hours. These tenants receive support where they live.