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Community Homes for Opportunity (Transitioned from Homes for Special Care)
Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) is a recovery-oriented, person-centred supportive housing program for people with serious mental illness who may require 24-hour supportive care. The program is intended to assist tenants by providing appropriate housing and support services to achieve and maintain housing stability that is safe and affordable.

      Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Simcoe County
CMHA-Simcoe County is administering the CHO Program in Simcoe County. For more information and to make a referral, please click on the following link: or contact them at [email protected]. Blue Mountain Residence (Collingwood), Jennings Lodge (Penetanguishene), Residence on Water Street (Penetanguishene) and Residence of Lafontaine (Tiny) are now supported by CHO/CMHA-Simcoe County.    
      Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Muskoka/Parry Sound
CMHA-Muskoka Parry Sound is administering the Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO) Program in the Muskoka area. Doe Lake (Gravenhurst), Lang Residence (Gravenhurst), Muskoka North Residential (Gravenhurst) and Manitoba Place (Bracebridge) are now supported by CHO/CMHA-Muskoka Parry Sound. For more information and to make a referral, please click on the following link: or contact them at [email protected] or (705) 645-2262. 


211 is a helpline that easily connects people to the social services, programs and community supports they need. 
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Community Services - Children and Community Services

Coordinated Access (CA) System - County of Simcoe
CA (Coordinated Access) is a process, not a program. A CA system is one by which individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness are directed to access points in the community. At these access points, trained workers will use a common approach (including common intake forms and assessment tools) to assess the depth of need and help them complete the process that will prioritize them for housing support services. Clients will be matched to housing focused interventions in the community. 

If you are actively experiencing homelessness, please click here to see the following organizations that serve as Access Points in the Coordinated Access System in Simcoe County:

Regional Housing Support Services - Empower Simcoe – Mental Health Services
Help and support in your community

Homelessness System in Simcoe County

The District of Muskoka-Housing Resources

Emergency Shelters in Muskoka

Rent Smart Education and Resources