The Harm Reduction Home (HRH) Residential Program works to support individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who are also impacted by alcohol dependence.
The HRH Residential Program provides access to a managed alcohol program (MAP) where individuals are supported with housing and addressing primary care and mental health needs.
Individualized care planning assists individuals to work towards personal goals and enhanced overall wellbeing through a person centred approach that meets them where they are at. While the abstinence model works for many, for some the ability to abstain from drinking is not feasible. Alcohol is administered on a daily basis by medical personnel as per a schedule determined by a physician’s medical assessment and direction.
The HRH program works to reduce the harms associated with consuming non-beverage forms of alcohol such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer and more. The HRH is staffed with qualified medical and social support personnel that oversee the individuals to ensure their day-to-day and primary care needs are being met.
Harm Reduction Home Availability
- Are 19 years or older;
- Live with severe alcohol use disorder (AUD), including those who are drinking non-beverage alcohol;
- Are impacted by homelessness or are precariously housed;
- May currently be frequent users of the healthcare system.
- You/the individual will be contacted to schedule an assessment and intake to the Harm Reduction Home Residential Program.
- The Severity of Alcohol Dependency (SADQ) scale and Eligibility Criteria will be used to assist in determining appropriateness of candidates for the program. These tools will be completed by intake staff upon assessment.