MARGARET’S PROVIDES A VARIETY OF ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS FOR WOMEN WHO ARE EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. OUR Housing options include:
High-support Transitional Housing
High-support Transitional Housing is a two-year housing program. Housing staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide support to residents. Staff assists residents to develop life skills, educate residents about their illnesses, provide medication management, and help residents so that they may engage in meaningful activities.
These are permanent and self-contained dwelling units (various locations in Toronto) where staff meets with individuals on a weekly basis (more often if needed). The team provides case management, crisis management, life skills coaching, advocacy, wellness education, medication monitoring and facilitate access to community services and resources.
Congregate “Kinship” Housing
This unique housing program allows for the development of trust, friendship, and peer support. Residents obtain support from their peers in a permanent congregate living environment (various locations in Toronto, which builds upon an existing relationship and provides them with optimal living arrangements. Kinship housing facilitated by the development of policies, partnerships, and practices that encourage resident involvement in all facets of program development.
Must be Women
between 18-65 years (over 65 in exceptional circumstances)
Diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness
Living in Ontario
Working toward recovery
Referred from psychiatric & general hospital, shelters, community agencies, self or families
For over 30 years, Margaret's has been delivering housing and support services to homeless women dealing with mental health challenges. These women are so often with nowhere else to go. Behind the safety of our doors, we help each of our clients to rebuild and reclaim their lives through innovative programs, education, counseling, legal support, and advocacy.
The Access Point is a centralized point where you can apply for individual mental health and addictions support services and supportive housing. It provides coordinated access to a number of services within a large network of Toronto service providers through one application and intake assessment process.