Currently, the organization provides subsidized accommodations through agency-owned properties and partnerships with private and non-profit sector landlords. Housing options range from shared furnished homes to single apartment units, all of which offer private bedrooms. All individuals housed withThresholds receive a range of ongoing support services from 24 hour support to monthly contact as required.
Community Partnerships for Housing
In keeping with our Vision of “responding more effectively to the increasing complexity of people’s needs and aspirations”, Thresholds has linked with community partners to provide more housing and services to meet the increasing need by people in the community for specialized services. These include the Sunnyside Supportive Housing Initiative, Supportive Housing Initiative for People with Substance Use Issues, Supportive Housing of Waterloo and the Whatever It Takes Initiative.
Sunnyside Supportive Housing Initiative
This initiative is a partnership with the Region of Waterloo to provide supportive housing to seniors, including those with mental health issues. Thresholds has been allocated thirteen one bedroom units. The approach to this partnership is based on a shared care model. The Region staff provide day-to-day group and personal care services while Thresholds provides mental health and other life skill supports.
Consurrent Supportive Housing (CSH)
Stable housing for people with problematic substance use is central to attaining treatment goals and housing must be part of any comprehensive treatment program. Thresholds has partnered with House of Friendship to provide support to individuals experiencing concurrent disorders. Through our partnerships with private not-for-profit landlors and the Region of Waterloo, safe subsidized housing is made available.
Supportive Housing of Waterloo (SHOW)
SHOW is a non-profit charitable organization whose mandate is to design, build, and operate permanent, affordable, supportive housing in the City of Waterloo for people who are experiencing homelessness. Thresholds Homes and Supports has been dedicated eleven (11) units through SHOW, eight (8) for individuals with mental health issues and three (3) for people with substance use issues.