Home Base Housing’s Supportive Housing program is an innovative and creative solution to Kingston’s homeless situation. With 19 properties under Home Base Housing’s management, the Supportive Housing program provides furnished, rent-geared-to-income housing for single adults, 16 years of age or older, who are in need of a home. The program assists chronically homeless individuals with finding suitable accommodations within our umbrella of housing possibilities. Those options include shared housing (private bedroom with shared common areas) and one-bedroom apartments located in one of our 13 properties belonging to our Supportive Housing program. Some units are wheelchair accessible.
Joseph Street is our largest community of supportive housing units, the common room and offices provide meeting space and programs such as the community kitchen and community BBQs.
There is no cost to our support services which are flexible and non-judgmental, working together with those who face various life challenges: financial issues, substance abuse, mental health issues, developmental disabilities, head injuries or physical disabilities. In addition, the Supportive Housing program has Case Managers who work closely with our clients to assist them with developing skills that will allow them to live independently. With the client’s approval, we welcome and encourage other professionals and family to become involved in the process. We also engage our tenants by organizing social outings, regular potluck dinners, community kitchens and a variety of other activities.
Our supportive services include:
- Budgeting Skills
- Life Skills
- Problem Solving
- Emotional Well-being
- Mental Health Issues
- Stress Management
- Social Skills
Home Base Housing has an excellent track record in developing new housing-related initiatives and a good reputation of working with other agencies and community organizations to address client needs. We have the expertise, resources, and experience required to meet the challenge of developing and maintaining affordable housing in our community. We believe that when individuals are provided with a secure “home base”, they can begin addressing the issues which lead to the cycle of chronic homelessness. In addition to being the “right thing to do”, the Board of Directors of Home Base Housing believe that the community will benefit through reduced demands on the current shelter system resulting in increased availability for funding for other important community service requirements.
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Home Base Housing acknowledges and appreciates the United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington for their financial support of the Supportive Housing Program.
Visit the United Way website at www.unitedwaykfla.ca »
Home Base Housing acknowledges and appreciates the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its financial contribution to this program and particularly its support of our building on Joseph Street. Please visit their website at www.otf.ca.