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Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Toronto


Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes provides permanent supportive housing and community-based programs to individuals living with mental health and substance use-related needs. Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes helps people with a history of or at-risk of homelessness and support them in maintaining permanent housing and improve their quality of life. Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes connects individuals to resources needed to nurture and maintain social, recreational, educational, occupational and vocational activities.

Contact Information

550 Queen Street East, Suite 315, Toronto, ON M5A 1V2

416.203.2711

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Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes Toronto
550 Queen Street East, Suite 315
Toronto, ON  M5A 1V2
Phone: 416.203.2711

Chief Operating Officer: Colleen Lamond

Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes provides permanent supportive housing and community-based programs to individuals living with mental health and substance use-related needs. Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes helps people with a history of or at-risk of homelessness and support them in maintaining permanent housing and improve their quality of life. Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes connects individuals to resources needed to nurture and maintain social, recreational, educational, occupational and vocational activities.

MISSION

We are called to Never Stop Loving. Inspired by the Hospitality of St. John of God and rooted in Catholic teachings, Good Shepherd provides person-centred health, housing and human services.


OUR VISION

Guided by our Faith in People, we are committed to working together to build healthy and resilient communities founded on the principle of social justice for all.


VALUES

Hospitality, as inspired by St. John of God is at the heart of Good Shepherd’s mission. This means that we welcome all people with compassion, acceptance and a spirit of generosity; creating opportunities for transformation.

Hospitality embodies our Values of:

  • Responsibility
  • Availability
  • Adaptability
  • Quality
  • Dignity

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Programs Available:

HOUSING
Good Shepherd Non-Profit Homes provides both on-site housing support services and mobile housing support services.

Mental Health Supportive Housing (HOST)
The HOST program is designed for adults with complex mental health needs, a history of homelessness, precarious housing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness. They often have other comorbidities such as medical health needs, aging needs, substance use. Clients of the HOST Program reside in apartments leased by Good Shepherd. These apartments are scattered across the City of Toronto in buildings that are dedicated for Good Shepherd or other scattered apartments leased in various apartment buildings. The HOST clients work closely with a Community Mental Health Worker who will visit with them at their homes and in the community to ensure they are provided with the necessary supports to aid them in maintaining their housing successfully and improve their quality of life.

Addiction Supportive Housing (ASH)
The ASH program is designed for adults with a history of substance use disorder (addictions), complex mental health needs, a history of homelessness, involvement in the criminal justice system, precarious housing or are at risk of experiencing homelessness.  They often have other comorbidities such as medical health needs, aging needs. Clients reside in apartments leased by Good Shepherd. Many ASH clients reside in East York, and others reside in other apartments across the city of Toronto. The ASH clients work closely with an Addiction Counsellor who will visit with them at their homes and in the community to ensure they are provided the necessary supports to aid them to maintain their housing successfully and improve their quality of life.

Group Home Living
Scarborough
This program is designed for adults living with significant mental health challenges who require a high degree of support and typically have experienced prolonged hospital admissions. Staff are onsite 24 hours a day and provide assistance in developing skills to live independently. Once a resident no longer requires a high degree of support, staff assist them in moving to more independent housing.

North York
This program is designed for individuals, 16 years of age or older, living with significant mental health challenges who require a moderate degree of support. Staff are onsite during the day and provide assistance in developing skills to live independently. Once a resident no longer requires a moderate degree of support, staff assist them in moving to more independent housing.

Referrals to all housing programs are accepted from The Access Point (coordinated access to supportive housing in Toronto).  Referrals are also accepted from partnerships with local hospitals or other partnership agreements.

 

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Creative Works Studio
Creative Works Studio provides support to individuals living with mental health and/or addiction challenges to transform their lives through the power of artistic expression. At Creative Works Studio, each member is treated as an artist first, regardless of their art background. Members are provided with ongoing support and encouragement to reach their highest potential and skill level, through purposeful and inspiring creative art initiatives. There is no cost to access this program.  Activities can include pottery, drawing skills, textiles, ceramics, painting and movement exercises. To learn more or to refer someone to the program, please contact 416-203-2711 x4255. Individuals or health care providers may self-refer.

Trustee Case Management
The Trustee Case Management Program provides individualized plans of financial support in the areas of rent and bill payment, budgeting and savings. The program assists clients in moving towards greater financial independence and housing stability. Supports could include collection of income, creation of budgets, rent and bill payment assistance, financial literacy skill development and service referrals.  This is a voluntary program and individuals may discontinue to participate in the program with notice. To learn more or to refer someone to the program, please contact 416-203-2711 x7269. Individuals or health care providers may self-refer.

Intensive Case Management
The Intensive Case Management (ICM) program is designed to provide long term individualized services and mental health supports to individuals who are living with mental health / addictions challenges in North York. ICM assists individuals in improving their quality of life, mental and physical health needs, along with helping them maintain their housing, develop essential life skills and building connections. The ICM program provides supports to clients in the community, in their homes, at their appointments, or at our office location. To learn more or to refer someone to the program, please contact 416-203-2711 x7588.  Referrals to the program are accepted from The Access Point. Individuals or health care providers may self-refer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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