An innovative approach to supporting recovery through a 40-unit housing project offering independent suites, a client-centred timeline, and integrated support services within a communal context.
A site has been purchased on the corner of Talbot Ave and Stadacona St in the neighbourhood of Elmwood. The project will construct a 40-unit supportive housing complex serving those impacted by both addictions and housing instability whose path to recovery requires a substance free environment. We seek to offer an innovate approach by building on the research and successes of other models and combining their strengths. Specifically, the project will involve:
» A program-based housing solution providing on-site support services to assist with participants’ ongoing recovery including mental health supports.
» A transitional housing facility that does not restrict length of stay, understanding that each individual’s recovery journey is unique and that a self-directed path to independence will create the most success.
» Fully independent units to create a housing environment that builds life-skills and avoids creating co-dependency.
» A client-centred focus with each participant empowered to determine their goals and create their own plan to successful recovery (i.e. independent living, employment, maintenance of sober-living, family reunification, etc).
» An intentional community context to which the residents can belong within a supportive social network and contribute towards each other’s recovery.
» A partnership with RE:ACT, an outpatient treatment program offering a trauma-informed approach to recovery.
» Supportive programming for improving life-skills, and employability, through volunteering and social enterprise.
Centrally located in the heart of the Elmwood neighbourhood, Riverwood House is situated with access to transportation, parks, grocery, and health care.
Close proximity to parks and green spaces
Grocery store within walking distance
Nearby medical clinic, pharmacy and services
Multiple transit stops available