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Home for Good

Photo of Home for Good building
Home for Good 490 Sidney Street, Belleville, ON

Home for Good (HFG) provides individualized supports to households experiencing chronic homelessness in Hastings County. Home for Good was implemented in 2017 and since then, eligible households have received assistance from the following partner agencies:

  • Addictions and Mental Health Services Hastings-Prince Edward
  • Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Hastings-Prince Edward
  • John Howard Society Belleville
  • Pathways to Independence
  • Youthabilitation Quinte

These partner agencies provide a wide range of supports including, but not limited to: counselling, crisis prevention, harm reduction, assistance with substance use issues, support with mental health and mental illness, support with physical and cognitive disabilities, pre-discharge and discharge planning from provincial institutions, household assistance, development of support plans, assistance with maintaining rental tenancy, assistance with basic needs such as personal care, shopping, purchasing food and meal preparation, assistance with transitioning to other forms of housing that better meet the individuals’ needs, assistance with referrals to other services.

With the support of the Province of Ontario, Hastings County’s first purpose-built supportive housing building was created. This 40 unit building will enable our partner agencies to house their most vulnerable, chronically homeless clients, ensuring that they have access to the support required to maintain their tenancy on a long term basis.

HFG vacancies are not filled from the chronological wait list. Partner agencies each have a select number of units allocated, and fill vacancies from their agencies’ existing clients, who meet the HFG eligibility criteria.

Home for Good Eligibility Criteria:

Support is available to households experiencing chronic homelessness (have been homeless for six months or more in the year prior to accessing HFG supports), and fall within one or more of the following Provincial Priority Areas:

  • Chronic Homelessness;
  • Youth Homelessness;
  • Indigenous Homelessness; and
  • Homelessness following transition from provincially-funded institutions and service systems (hospital, correction facility, etc.).

If you are interested in being referred to HFG, meet this eligibility criteria, and are a client of one of the partner agencies listed, contact your support worker at that agency.

If you are interested in being referred to HFG and meet this eligibility criteria, but are NOT a client of one of the partner agencies listed, you must first apply for services from one of the partner agencies listed. Please contact each agency for their specific programming details and eligibility criteria.  Contact details are listed below.

For general inquiries about Home for Good, please contact:

Catherine Houard
Home for Good Community Housing Coordinator
(613) 966-1311 ext. 4309

Addictions and Mental Health Services Hastings-Prince Edward – 613-310-OPEN
Belleville and Quinte West Community Health Centre – 613-962-0000
Canadian Mental Health Association Hastings-Prince Edward – 613-969-8874
John Howard Society Belleville – 613-968-6628
Pathways to Independence – 613-962-2541
Youthabilitation Quinte – 613-969-0830