On Wednesday October 5, the Find trucking crew was hard at work loading and unloading 4 trucks full of furniture for the new 54 unit supportive housing building in Westmount! The building includes 9 accessible units for people with disabilities.
What is supportive housing?
Supportive housing is a home. People who live in supportive housing find safety, stability, and a community of healing where they can recover and grow.
Supportive housing is not a shelter, drop-in, bridge housing, halfway house or any other type of temporary accommodation. It is long term housing. Residents sign a lease and pay rent, while also receiving financial support and the 24/7 health, wellness and life skills support they need to succeed.
The City of Edmonton has partnered with Homeward Trust to build 5 supportive housing buildings across the city with similar developments in Inglewood, King Edward Park, Terrace Heights and Wellington. Find has supported the delivery of furniture this year in Inglewood and King Edward Park as well as Westmount.
These buildings will offer different supports to their residents on an individualized case plan with services and supports that can include the following:
24/7 crisis services
Independent living skills
Mental health services
Medical services, including home care services, continuing care, disability services
Cultural, ceremonial and spiritual practices
Psycho-social, recreation or support group activities
Community-based education, volunteerism and vocational planning
We are honored to be part of these projects in helping folks start a new chapter in their journey in a comfortable, safe space!
Projects like this are imperative to the goal of ending homelessness in Edmonton, and we will accomplish this as a community!