The Kettle Advocacy Service provides mental health consumers with information, support and representation to resolve income, housing and some family law problems. Advocacy Services staff assist individuals to access necessary income supports, disability benefits, debt relief programs and mental health supports and provide information and representation to individuals on residential tenancy and child protection matters. Other Kettle programs include a Mental Health Drop-In Centre, Housing Assistance, On-site Health Clinic, and Outreach Services. Service is on a Drop-In basis – no appointment is necessary.
Transition Houses provide: Emotional support and crisis intervention Safe, temporary shelter with 24/7 staffing Help in accessing housing, child care, schooling, parenting support and financial, medical and legal assistance. Safe Homes are located in small, remote areas and provide shorter-stay support and crisis intervention. Second Stage Housing provides longer-term housing following a stay in a Transition House or Safe Home.
Housing and Health Solutions (formerly South Fraser Community Services Society) is a non-profit, charitable organization providing basic services and support to disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
There are two programs available to seniors and people with disabilities who need support to continue living independently. Seniors Supportive Housing provides housing for those individuals who need some assistance, while Assisted Living is for individuals who require more assistance, but not 24-hour institutional care.
The Rental Assistance Program provides eligible low-income, working families with cash assistance to help with their monthly rent payments. To qualify, families must have a gross household income of $35,000 or less, have at least one dependent child, and have been employed at some point over the last year.