The Addictions Supportive Housing (ASH) Program is a ‘Housing First’ partnership between Fife House and LOFT McEwan.
The Program aims to address gaps in support services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are unhoused/homeless, experiencing physical and mental health and severe substance use challenges, who cycle between hospitals, prisons, and detoxification beds.
Fife House manages 37 units of rent-supplemented housing through head leases throughout the City of Toronto, while LOFT McEwan provides the intensive case management supports on a ratio of 8:1.
The ASH program supports clients residing in buildings throughout central Toronto.
Testimony from a client of the ASH Program
“Words can’t begin to express the gratitude I have for you and the entire ASH program. I know I was not an easy person to work with. In fact, I know I was almost impossible at times to support. However, your support was unwavering; you never flinched. You guys saved my life. That’s been well established, and said before. However, you guys did so much more than that; you built me a completely new life. It’s a life I never could have imagined, and the best part about it is I feel like the future for me is limitless now. Thank you, thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.”