Pathways to Home (PTH) – On-Site High Support Housing Program
The PTH Program is designed to address the critical lack of 24/7 intensive on-site high support housing for long-term users of the shelter system who have complex mental health and/or developmental disabilities as well as physical health challenges.
The PTH Program Model includes:
• 24 fully furnished bachelor apartments which are renovated and retrofitted for
• A 24/7 on-site high support staffing model consisting of a program manager; mental health and developmental disabilities case managers; independent life skills workers; engagement and support workers; cooks and personal support workers. In addition, the model includes specialized supports such as an addictions and harm reduction counsellor, a nurse practitioner, occupational therapist; behavioural therapist, chiropodist, psychologist etc. to provide the supports which the program clients require for improvement of their health, behaviour and quality of life.
• An On-Site Program Centre equipped with an industrial kitchen as well as dining; lounge and program staff work areas. Programming includes a 3 meal/day program, peer-support groups, education sessions, life skills and social-recreational activities.
Madison Community Services does not directly accept referrals for this Program. The City of Toronto, Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) makes the referrals for shelter clients who need a high level of supports directly to the Pathways to Home Program.
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