VANCOUVER MENTAL HEALTH HOUSING EXPANSION PROJECT

DEDICATED WOMENS’ HOUSING

An entire level will be re-developed at the existing 1083 E.58 Ave. home providing separate living quarters dedicated to women suffering mental illness. While separate and independent sleeping/washroom facilities will created, the lay-out will still reflect Yaffa Houses’ existing supportive communal model according to a peer-supported democratic living arrangement including the whole house.

LANEWAY HOUSE CONSTRUCTION: CARE-GIVER RESIDENCE & SHORT-TERM RESCUE

a) Current residents will benefit from the enhanced care, longer activities, and more extensive programming that additional hours from a live-in mental health support worker will provide.

b) A live-in support worker will allow Yaffa House to consider for potential residency candidates who might otherwise not meet the more restrictive criteria that is implied by a part-time staffed facility. This will translate into acceptance and care for a potentially wider spectrum of individuals in the community, struggling with a wider array of mental health issues.

c) . A separate laneway house with facility to temporarily host an emergency mental health rescue will serve to address the community’s urgent need, without potentially jeopardizing the lifestyle, well-being, or safety of Yaffa House’s long term residents.

Yaffa Laneway House – July 26, 2017

Yaffa Laneway House – September 26, 2017

Yaffa Laneway House – August 06, 2017

Yaffa Laneway House – January 06, 2018

Yaffa Laneway House – January 31, 2018

Yaffa Laneway House – March 10, 2018