Did You Know?
75% of women experiencing homelessness have a mental illness. 20-25% of people experiencing homelessness suffer from concurrent disorders (severe mental illness and addictions)
Source: Homeless Hub
Margaret’s housing initiatives help women to find stable and supportive housing, keeping them off the street and better able to manage their mental health challenges.
We Provide a Client-Centered Approach
We listen. We learn. We act, together. We tailor our continuum of supportive housing according to the individual needs of each woman we serve. Our housing options include:
High-support transitional housing
Congregate “kinship” housing
We strive to provide a personalized safe and stable space allowing clients to focus on their recovery journey and reclaim their lives.
Our high-support transitional housing program is staffed 24hrs, seven days a week. Staff provides intensive support to clients in:
Managing their conditions and medications
Developing daily life skills
Engaging meaningful social interactions
Semi-Supportive Housing provides self-contained dwelling units in various locations in Toronto, where staff meets with clients on a weekly basis. Among many other services, the team offers:
Life skill coaching
Access to other community services and resources
This unique program recognizes the need for people to live with dignity and interdependently in caring communities. Congregate living allows for clients to live together in a permanent family-like setting where they continue to live and support each other everyday.
Staff supports clients on a weekly basis to help aspects such as:
Enhancing long-term independent living skills
Forming lasting bonds and friendships
Integrating into the larger community
To qualify for Margaret’s supportive housing program you must be:
Be a woman 18 and over
Be living in Ontario
Have been diagnosed with severe and persistent mental illness
Be (open to) working towards recovery
Women can be self-referred, referred by a family member, or seek a referral from a professional.
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 several services within a large network of Toronto service providers through one application and intake assessment process.