Supportive Housing services are provided in designated apartment buildings in Portage la Prairie, MB. These services are meant to enhance the sense of community and well-being among tenants, help tenants maintain or improve their independence through support and skill teaching, and prevent eviction.
- Stephens Apartments
- Oaktree Towers
- Fisher Apartments (eviction prevention services only)
Supportive housing services are available to individual tenants who require assistance with daily activities like grocery shopping, errands, household maintenance, meal preparation, and attending medical appointments. Our staff utilize a strengths-based approach that makes use of existing skills and provides support to learn new skills. Staff and consumers work collaboratively to solve problems and identify long-term solutions to live independently. Support staff are experienced in providing assistance to individuals with mental health issues as well as individuals who are aging in place.
Group activities are provided on a regular basis at each site to promote socialization and provide opportunity for shared learning. These activities focus on skill development (e.g. budgeting, nutrition, conflict resolution), recreation, leisure, and socialization. Input from tenants is essential in planning activities, which often include holiday celebrations or summer events.
Supportive housing staff provide short-term case management for tenants that are at risk of eviction as a result of a mental health issue. We know that when intervention occurs early, eviction can usually be prevented. Eviction prevention services focus on identifying the root cause of the tenant-landlord issue and creating a concrete plan to solve the problem. This plan could include obtaining treatment for a mental illness, skill teaching and coaching, or referral to other community resources. Case management support is meant to be short-term, ending once a tenant’s risk for eviction has been reduced.
How to Apply:
Tenants are eligible for services if they reside in one of the buildings mentioned above. Referrals can be completed by a community service provider or by a tenant themselves. Please download and submit a copy of the referral form to our office.