The Reaching Home Program is a federally funded intensive homelessness intervention program that provides housing and wraparound supports to individuals facing multiple barriers. Hollyburn is contracted to provide Reaching Home services for seniors and youth on the North Shore. Program capacity is extremely limited, and a vulnerability assessment is used to prioritize clients based on criteria such as history of homelessness, mental health challenges, trauma and substance use history.
The program helps youth and seniors secure and maintain housing by providing one-to-one support, assistance in filling applications for government income supports and social housing, public transit assistance, landlord mediation and referrals to community and health resources.
Reaching Home also provides financial subsidies on a very limited capacity, which may include rent subsidies, assistance with housing start-up costs, or other basic needs such as furniture, bedding, small appliances, or groceries.