Innovations in Housing Stability: The Oaks, Ottawa

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The innovation: Enabling homeless alcoholics and people with serious physical and mental health challenges to stay housed and to rebuild their health and their lives

Lead and partners:

  • Shepherds of Good Hope: Building owner and program operator
  • Ottawa Inner City Health: Health service provider, referrals
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA): Referrals

People served: Homeless men and women with serious alcohol addictions and/or complex mental or physical health issues

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“Our success has always come from our clients telling us what they need and want.” – Wendy Muckle, Ottawa Inner City Health
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Additional Resources

Sample Residents Agreement – Managed Alcohol Program
Sample residents agreement for use in a residential managed alcohol program.
Sample Form – Financial Consent
Sample consent to release financial and other information for a managed alcohol program.
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