For general inquiries on our programs and services, please call 905-641-5222.

The following 24/7 crisis and information is available:

Distress Centre Niagara: 905-688-3711

COAST: 1-866-550-5205 (Press 1)

Mental Health and Addictions Access Line: 1-866-550-5205 (Press 2)

Independent Subsidized Housing Program

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CMHA Niagara manages affordable rental units throughout the Niagara Region.  The Independent Subsidized Housing Program offers the following supports to assist tenants with maintaining their housing:

  • Access to rent supplement in order to obtain suitable housing
  • One-on-one and group teaching of life skills (e.g. budgeting, nutrition, cooking, personal hygiene, home management)
  • Links to services and resources in the broader community
  • Consultation and clinical support services
  • Access to Mental Health Nurses for consultation
  • Development of crisis plans to identify personal coping strategies

Goals:

  • To provide a combination of affordable housing and the ongoing, flexible supports to maintain housing
  • To provide long-term flexible on-site supports to tenants of supportive housing units
  • To provide skills training to tenants in order to increase independence and maintain housing
  • To provide supports during times of crisis and, when necessary, to engage in crisis intervention
  • To build and maintain collaborative relationships with private and public landlords in order to maintain/obtain access to housing
  • To assist tenant to identify, build and maintain natural support systems such as family and friends

 Eligibility: 

  • Must be homeless or have a history of homelessness
  • Serious mental illness (diagnosis, duration, disability)
  • Ability to live independently
  • Desire to work toward recovery

Contact 905-641-5222 for more information.