The 18th Street Community Care Society was incorporated in February 1996. Today the Society has numerous residential facilities and programs for people living with mental illness.
Our experience with special needs clients started in 1992 when we began serving communities on Vancouver's North Shore. Our role is to provide S.I.L. (semi independent living) housing and support services to people who are managing a mental illness. Through the program we assist them in achieving independence and an improved quality of life. Each of the clients has a caseworker who monitors progress, and in some instances Community Support Living Workers are assigned to clients depending on the need.
At present we support 125 individuals in this housing program ~ 100 in apartment based living scattered around the north shore and another 25 clients within 5 group homes. All our clients are referred through Vancouver Coastal Health Authority.