Who can live at St. Jude’s?
Single adults, aged 18-65, severely and chronically affected by mental health difficulties, mainly schizophrenia, who are in need of affordable housing. These individuals must have the proven ability to live independently but also enjoy participating in a community. Residents must be connected to a community mental health professional.
Is there one common office I can apply to for all
housing in the GTA?
Applying to housing thorough one common office is known as Coordinated Access to Supportive Housing (CASH), which is run by The Toronto Mental Health Housing and Support Network. Their primary objective is to streamline access to supportive housing funded by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care for people in the City of Toronto, living with severe and persistent mental illness. By providing a central office where individuals can receive information, get assistance in navigating the housing system and complete one common application, The Network cuts down the barriers associated with finding appropriate housing.
How can I apply to live at St. Jude’s?
A step towards achieving truly coordinated access is the Housing Unit Registry for Supportive Housing. It is a management tool used by Supportive Housing Providers (including St. Jude Community Homes) for sharing information on the status of supportive housing in the community, including vacancies throughout Toronto.
For more information on Coordinated Access to Supportive Housing, click here.
The process of applying to live at St. Jude Community Homes has many steps to it. Each step is there to set you up for success. We want to ensure we’ve found the right match between your needs and the services and supports our program has to offer.
After submitting an application that meets the criteria,
To read about the application process in detail, click here.
what is the next step?
If there are no vacancies, your application will be placed on a waiting list at Coordinated Access to Supportive Housing (CASH). Apartments will become available after someone moves out.
How soon will I get housing?
If we have a vacant apartment, once we receive your application you will be invited for a tour; an interview may follow with management staff. Following the interview you are invited to stay for supper with the residents. After the meal, you will have a chance to meet with some of the current residents. Finally, if the reference from your past landlord is favourable, you may be invited to move in.
If you are on the waiting list there is no way to tell for sure when you will get housing – it will depend entirely on when someone decides to move out.
If I am deemed ineligible for the program, can I appeal?
If there is a vacant apartment, you may get housing anywhere from 30-60 days after you have successfully completed the intake process. This time estimate takes into consideration the notice you may be legally required to give your current landlord before you can leave that residence and move into one of ours.
If you are not eligible for our program, we will tell you why and may even provide you with some suggestions regarding which housing programs may be more suitable to your needs. However, we do not have a formal appeal process.
Who should I notify if my situation changes?
If your situation changes or your contact information changes, please notify the Coordinated Access to Support Housing (CASH) office by phone at (416)916-1689, Monday – Friday from11am to 6:30 pm.
How can I be reassured that my personal information will
be kept confidential?
What is your charitable number?
Our charitable number is 13176 9960 RR0001.