We are moving the first clients in to the program as of August 20, 2019!
Fife House is thrilled to announce that after four years of planning and a full year of renovation our first clients will begin moving in to The Huntley Transitional Housing Program tomorrow, with full occupancy expected in the coming weeks.
The Huntley Transitional Housing Program is an innovative program to support individuals living with HIV/AIDS who are chronically homeless or who are in or entering the shelter system. The 20-bed facility will provide crucial housing support, clinical care and intensive case management to some of the most marginalized and medically complex individuals. Clinical and support staff will work with clients, developing individualized support addressing specific needs and individual goals.
A fully integrated approach to housing and healthcare, Fife House has developed the program model in partnership with The City of Toronto Shelter and Support and Housing Administration, Inner City Family Health Team, Inner City Health Associates, and Habitat Services to provide a holistic and comprehensive program to address the complex needs of this client population. Filling an important need for this group of clients, the program aims to improve care and outcomes of clients and eliminate preventable hospital and shelter stays.
The City of Toronto Shelter Support and Housing Administration and our partners have worked hard with Fife House over the last year preparing men living with HIV/AIDS, with complex health co-morbidities from Seaton House, and the men’s emergency shelter system, for their move to this exciting new housing program. Several of the program’s first residents will be men who have been in the emergency shelter system for over 20 years.
The 24/7 Fife House staffing team includes integrated housing support, clinical support and intensive case management, and supports activities of daily living and assistance with personal care and homemaking. This team also supports and participates in ongoing building management and provides crisis support around mental health and addictions.
Fife House is extremely grateful to the more than 115 individual, corporate and foundation donors who came together to raise $1.8 million to renovate the site.
We look forward to updating you on the the direct impact that this program is having in the year ahead!
To find out more about The Huntley Street Project, please contact Sam Katz, Director of Development and Communications, at 416-205-9888 ext. 241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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