Transitional Housing

Transitional Housing is short term housing that includes the provision of support services, on or off site, to help people move towards independence and self sufficiency.

Transitional Housing includes low barrier housing, supportive housing and transition houses. Transitional housing is normally available for periods of time ranging from 1 month to 3 years.

Low Barrier Housing:  Transitional housing with on-site staffing that targets those with mental health and or addictions, where abstinence is not a condition of tenancy.  Ideally time-limited, with the goal of transition to 'next step' or permanent housing. 

Queens Manor is an example of low barrier, transitional housing.  Read more here.

Supportive Housing: Transitional housing with on-site staffing. Support services can be provided through outreach or on-site.  Residency is often limited to 1-3 years, with the goal of transition to more permanent housing.

Siem Lelum is an example of supportive, transitional housing.  Read more here.

Transition House:  Housing targeted to women (often with children) fleeing violent or at-risk domestic situations.  The goal is to provide safe and secure housing on an interim basis, often up to one year, as well as access to support services.