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About the Program

In 2017, the George Spady Society opened its second Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) Program, Balwin Place, in northeast Edmonton. Our first PSH program opened in 2013. This award-winning program is now located at Christopher’s Place in west Edmonton.

Our PSH programs provide a safe managed environment for men and women who require significant permanent supports to maintain their independence in the community. This program operates from a harm reduction perspective. The program focuses on providing residents with the skills and knowledge required in tenancy.

Additionally, a Case Coordinator and Alberta Health Services provide integrated case management services to enhance individuals’ health. All residents will access this service based on their identified needs.

Centralized Intake at Homeward Trust screens all applications for residence in permanent supportive housing to ensure applicants meet eligibility requirements. Following the initial application screen, a multidisciplinary team will review the applications to determine:

  1. If the applicant requires further tests to determine level of support
  2. If the participant’s needs match the services offered
  3. Appropriate community resources and supports if permanent supportive housing is not appropriate