Referring Partners

“CMHA – Calgary Region and Horizon Housing’s partnership is about working together to connect people experiencing mental health challenges with affordable, supported homes.”
- Laureen MacNeil, Executive Director
Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region

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Referring Partners

To pave the way for individual success for our tenants, we partner with over 15 agencies committed to referring individuals to Horizon Housing and, once an individual makes their home with us, providing a range of support services.

We collaborate with our referring partners, to ensure each tenant, no matter their past experience, mental or physical health challenges, or economic circumstance, is able to work towards independent living and enjoy a stable, affordable home long-term.

Our tenants are referred to Horizon Housing Society through the following agencies:

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    Accessible Housing
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    Aspen Family Services
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    Assertive Community Treatment
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Accessible Housing

Accessible Housing is a non-profit organization and registered charity with a mandate to open doors to homes that are accessible and affordable for people with limited mobility. Through their outreach and residential programs, they provide housing and personal support so that everyone can have a home, belong and participate in the community.

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Aspen Family Services

Aspen serves more than 6,000 children, teens, adults and families every year in 167 communities across Calgary. Over 90% of their clients say their services have helped them live successfully on their own. With the support of their funders, partners, government, sponsors and donors, Aspen is breaking the cycle of poverty by helping people create better lives.

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Assertive Community Treatment

The Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACT) is an intensive and highly integrated approach for community mental health service delivery. The ACT program serves outpatients whose symptoms of mental illness (primarily Schizophrenia) result in serious functioning difficulties in several major areas of life, often including work, social relationships, residential independence, money management, and physical health and wellness. 

They are a multidisciplinary team who provides full wrap-around services to assist clients in obtaining housing, financial assistance, accessing specialized medical services, navigating the legal system, medication compliance, independent living skills training, recreational programming and one-to-one supportive counseling.

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    Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region
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    Calgary Housing Company
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    Calgary Seniors Resource Society
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Canadian Mental Health Association – Calgary Region

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) – Calgary Region is part of Canada’s most established national mental health organizations, the Canadian Mental Health Association. CMHA facilitates access to resources people require to maintain and improve mental health and community integration, build resilience and support recovery from mental illness and addiction

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Calgary Housing Company

Calgary Housing Company (CHC) is a non-profit company, wholly-owned by the City of Calgary. CHC’s mandate is the management of housing units and programs to provide affordable housing options to Calgarians. As the largest landlord in Calgary, CHC manages the rentals for approximately 10,000 households serving 24,000 citizens.

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Calgary Seniors Resource Society

Calgary Seniors Resource Society provides a variety of innovative programs and services to seniors throughout the city with the goals to end senior isolation and help seniors remain safe and independent in their homes as long as possible.

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    CUPS
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    Discovery House
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    Inn from the Cold
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CUPS

Through integrated health care, education and housing services, CUPS empowers people to overcome the challenges of poverty and reach their full potential. In this pursuit, they draw upon our spiritual roots honouring the dignity of every human being.

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Discovery House

Discovery House provides integrated residential and community services for abused women and children to enable them to live safely in the community. They have the vision that communities are free of family violence.

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Inn from the Cold

For families going through the stress and trauma of being homeless or who are at imminent risk of homelessness, the Inn offers emergency shelter and the programs and supports required so they can begin to stabilize and rebuild their lives.

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    Pathways to Housing
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    The Mustard Seed
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    Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency
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Pathways to Housing

Based on the Housing First model, Pathways to Housing serves individuals who are chronically homeless and have a major mental health illness. Following the principles of harm reduction, clients are not required to be sober, abstain from drugs or cease all risky behaviors before they are accepted into the program. They provide housing first and then provide a wrap-around service to address mental and physical health, substance abuse, education, and employment.

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The Mustard Seed

The Mustard Seed is a Christian charitable organization that builds community, grows hope and supports change for people who are experiencing poverty and homelessness. It provides basic services – including meals, clothing and shelter – as well as long-term solutions and support services such as housing, employment, health and wellness, and spiritual guidance. Founded in 1984, The Mustard Seed has been changing lives for more than 30 years.

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Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency

Universal Rehabilitation Service Agency (URSA) is a Calgary-based, non-profit agency, established in 1985. Their objective is to meet the needs of individuals with disabilities in community settings.

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    Wood’s Homes
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    YW Calgary
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    MESH
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Wood’s Homes

Wood’s Homes is a multi-service, non-profit children’s mental health centre based in Calgary. Their 500 staff and volunteers help provide 35 programs and services for 20,000 children and their families each year in Calgary, Lethbridge, Canmore, Strathmore, Fort McMurray and Fort Smith, N.W.T.

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YW Calgary

YW Calgary is the largest and longest serving women’s organization in Calgary. For more than 105 years they have focused on enhancing women’s safety and well-being while advocating for equity. Together with their donors, government and other social agencies, they provide shelter, supportive housing, counselling, child development, childcare, education and employment programs that help move women from crisis to stability.

Women-centered. Brighter-future focused.

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MESH

MESH helps people overcome complex, interrelated barriers of mental health, employment, substance abuse, and housing. It is a partnership of five organizations serving those areas. These founding organizations (CMHA, Prospect, Fresh Start, Aventa, Horizon Housing) began collaborative work towards this initiative in 2012. For clients, these agencies will function as one, in conjunction with peer mentoring, to minimize admin and maximize benefit.

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