Record #: GRE1262
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2024
Last Full Update: 26 Jan 2024


Description (Service) Provides housing and support to adults with serious mental illnesses and addictions. Services include apartment and outreach programs, rent-geared to income residential programs and various group service programs with a focus on decreasing social isolation and promoting strengths and skill development.

Apartment Program - rent subsidies and outreach support for people living with a serious mental illness, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who need and can benefit from housing and outreach support services
  • provides subsidized rent for nearly 100 apartments in Owen Sound and other areas throughout Grey-Bruce (the number of available apartment units in each community varies over time so all inquiries for program are best directed to the central office)
  • leases the units from private sector landlords and then sublets them to program recipients
  • rent for the apartments does not exceed the Ontario Disability Support Program or Ontario Works maximum shelter allowance (unless an individual is working and then the apartment is based on their income)
  • water, hydro and heat are included in the rental amount
  • provides recipients with one-to-one outreach support in addition to the subsidized rental apartments
  • program staff provide supportive counselling, mental health assessment, practical assistance with activities of daily living and skills teaching to assist clients in their recovery and in developing further skills as determined by the client
Addiction Supportive Housing - affordable transitional housing that provides opportunities for individuals with a longstanding involvement with drugs and/or alcohol to stabilize and establish connections with the community. The program uses a holistic, strengths-based approach to support individuals towards living a full, independent, and satisfying life. Individuals in this program are supported by Outreach Support Workers.

Individuals must be engaged with their worker towards identifying and achieving goals aimed at promoting recovery. This is a time limited services that is focused on supporting individuals to live as independently as possible.

There is a cost for apartment rental. Clients must have a source of income through employment or social services support (Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program) and be eligible for rent support.

Service Details

Hours Office: Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, evening hours as needed.
Areas Served Bruce County ; Grey County
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up For individual who are wanting to reduce or eliminate harms associated with substance use, and have a willingness and a commitment to work on personal recovery goals.

18 year(s) and up
Application Call to request an application form or to schedule an appointment with the Intake Co-ordinator.
Languages English
Fees None - No fee for services, housing programs are rent geared to income.

Address and Location

Located In Community Owen Sound
Address & Map
1105 1st Avenue East
Owen Sound, ON
Canada N4K 2E2
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone 519-371-3642
Toll Free Phone 1-888-451-2642, 1-888-451-CMHA
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Primary Contact Debby Fry, Program Manager, Housing and Support Services; Phone: ext 1308; Email:
Alternate Contact Scott McKay, Director of Client Services; Phone: ext 1008; Email:
Mailing Address 1105 1st Avenue East 
Owen Sound, ON 
Canada N4K 2E2

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