Did You Know? CMHA Kelowna operates more than 200 units of housing in the city.
Our years of experience and knowledge gained from housing vulnerable individuals allows us to continue to successfully do so at all of our current and future properties. In the same way that we are committed to working with this vulnerable population, CMHA Kelowna is determined to create a safe and inclusive community where anyone call home.
Did you know that some of the residents of our supportive housing are experiencing stable and secure housing for the first time in a very long time? Since being housed, many residents have connected with relevant community supports and resources to begin working on their wellness!
CMHA Kelowna has dedicated staff who work to not only find housing for those who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness but also support them so they can stay housed. We do this through our Housing Team who oversee 146 units within our Supportive Housing Buildings and our Homelessness Services Team who oversee 70 units within the community through our Scattered Sites Program.
Homelessness Services & Scattered Sites:
- Access Navigator – the first point of contact for individuals ensuring they are connected to the right organizations and the right services.
- Prevention & Diversion Navigator – ensuring that successful applicants can receive supplements to save or acquire housing by bridging the financial gap.
- Market Housing Coordinator – works with community neighbours, landlords and program participants to support a positive relationship within our scattered site housing units.
- Case Managers – assisting our housing program participants with the level of support they need to acquire and maintain safe and stable homes.
Housing Team and Supportive Housing Buildings:
CMHA Kelowna also operates four supportive housing buildings in the community that help to break the cycle of homelessness by supporting people to help them find the right place to call home. Operating Willowbridge, Gordon Place, Heath House and Rosemead allows us to offer 146 units of supportive housing so people can take the first step to stabilize their lives.