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Written by Dr. Victoria Lee, Vice President, Population Health and Chief Medical Health Officer

The B.C. government announced they are working with the City of Chilliwack to create up to 46 units of new modular housing with 24/7 support to help people who are homeless.

Today, the B.C. government announced they are working with the City of Chilliwack to create up to 46 units of new modular housing with 24/7 support to help people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness transition toward a more stable life.

We will assist homeless people who have severe substance use conditions, and may also face other significant challenges related to health, mental health, poverty and education, with the implementation of an Intensive Case Management (ICM) team that will operate out of the site. The site will provide residents with meals, life and employment skills training and health and wellness support services to help them overcome challenges to maintaining their housing.

Located at 45944 Yale Rd., the proposed supportive housing project will include a medical room and private units with washrooms and kitchenettes for each resident. A rezoning application for the location will be submitted to the city for approval. Using a team-based approach with clinicians, nurses and community-support workers, the ICM team will provide comprehensive assessments for people and help them access treatment and rehabilitation services.

The ICM team will provide culturally safe and trauma specific services. This work will be conducted in partnership with the First Nations Health Authority. Our goal is to support people struggling with substance-related disorders to stabilize their lives and reduce harms associated with substance use.

We want to help clients engage in treatment and address their health and social needs. Once a person has stable housing, our Intensive Case Management team can work with them and offer a holistic approach to care by connecting them to a broad range of services to meet their unique needs and showing compassion and commitment to their overall well-being.

Read the full news release.

Learn more about Intensive Case Management services.


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