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Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO)

CHO is a voluntary supportive housing program for people with serious mental illness. The program is intended to assist people by providing appropriate housing and support services to achieve and maintain stability in a home that is safe and affordable. The program takes a recovery approach and provides access to support services both in the CHO home and in the community.  

CHO provides housing, meals, and 24-hour supportive care services in a home setting for people with serious mental illness. Homes that are now part of the CHO program were once a part of the Homes for Special Care (HSC) program. 

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Referrals can be made by calling our Central Intake Team at 519-371-3642 ext. 3212. This team is available 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.    

Is There a Cost for This Program? 

There is a cost for rent that includes meals.  CHO housing is rent geared to income and requires that you complete annual income verification paperwork. Clients must have a source of income which might include employment or social services support (Ontario Works or Ontario Disability Support Program) and/or be eligible for rent support. 

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