Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing Mission

We offer a safe, caring, semi-independent living environment where people can rebuild their lives and make the transition from homelessness and marginalization to stable housing and meaningful participation in the community.

Transitional Housing Program Description

The Transitional Housing Program has 98 rent-geared-to-income bachelor apartment units where individual adults can stay for up to 11 months. There are 2 floors for women and 4 for men. This program is designed to give residents an opportunity to move past the points of marginalization which accompany homelessness, under-housing, unemployment or addictions issues.
Each resident develops an individualized action plan which is reviewed and worked on with their assigned caseworker. This allows for consistent personal growth for residents and provides structure and accountability as they strive for their goals. Residents are also offered several programming options where life skills and living skills can be developed.

Program Information

Programs

  • Client support (each resident is assigned to a Caseworker)
  • Weekly Check in and Check out groups
  • Life skills courses
  • Financial literacy
  • Healthy relationships/Boundaries
  • G.E.D. preparation classes
  • Workshops (Anger, Anxiety, etc.)
  • English and French classes
  • Nutrition workshops and cooking classes
  • In-house A.A., C.A, GA. and Double Recovery
  • Pot-lucks and social activities
  • Volunteer opportunities

We Welcome

  • Adults who are homeless/underhoused
  • Individual men and women (we cannot accommodate children, couples, families or pets)
  • People who need time to work on specific goals such as education, pre-employment/training or employment
  • People who are have the ability to meet their own basic needs
  • People in recovery from addiction
  • People in recovery from mental/physical illness (note: because of our limited number of staff, we ask that applicants with mental/physical health concerns have medical/community supports in place)
  • Refugee claimants
  • Men and women exiting the criminal justice system

How To Apply

All applicants must be referred by an agency/shelter/program/social service system, etc. We work with referring agencies to serve our residents well. To receive or send an application, contact:

 

Lindsey Moncarz, Intake Worker
416-682-2525
lmoncarz@harbourlight.org,
Fax: 416-363-6305.
An interview process follows paper applications.

For more information, contact:

Sylvia Gomes, Program Coordinator
416-682-2515
sylvia_gomes@can.salvationarmy.org
www.harbourlight.org