In May of 2017 the Canadian Mental Health Association- Sudbury/Manitoulin (CMHA- S/M), in collaboration with the City of Greater Sudbury, submitted an application to the province of Ontario and received funding through the Ministry of Housing for the Home For Good program. This project will consist of 2 Phases that will immensely increase accessibility to housing, support, and resources for individual’s struggling with mental illness, substance use disorders, and chronic homelessness.
We are excited to announce that the renovation and retrofit of 200 Larch St. for Phase 1 has officially commenced!
Phase 1 of the project is the development of 200 Larch Street Place, which will be located at 200 Larch St. in Sudbury’s downtown core. It will provide a permanent location for the Off The Street shelter, Harm Reduction Home, Sudbury District Nurse Practitioner Clinics, and other services and programs for Sudbury’s at risk populations.
CMHA- S/M’s objectives for 200 Larch Street Place are to remove barriers by providing one location with shared resources and services for individuals struggling with mental illness, substance use disorders, and chronic homelessness. This initiative will meet local needs through collective impact and integrated service delivery for individuals. After the completion of the scheduled major renovations at 200 Larch St., we anticipate a reduced number of Emergency Department visits, reduced police phone calls, increased affordable and stable housing, as well as increased primary care services for individuals.
CMHA- S/M is very enthusiastic about this project and the impact it will have on our community. We will continue to provide updates with future progress of Phase 1, in addition to providing more information regarding Phase 2.