Improving Support for Vulnerable Community Housing Residents
Dec 19, 2018 - To improve health outcomes for social housing residents who are often at high-risk, the Champlain Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) has formalized its collaborative partnership with Ottawa Community Housing (OCH).
OCH provides 15,000 homes to 32,000 residents including seniors, parents, children, couples, singles and people with special needs within many communities across the City of Ottawa. Many of these people have increasingly complex needs, and the LHIN and OCH have committed to working together to increase support for these individuals by optimizing existing resources.
With both organizations’ goals of building and supporting healthy communities, the Champlain LHIN and OCH have previously collaborated on specific projects to provide housing supports to seniors, people with mental health and addiction challenges, and people with acquired brain injuries. On December 19, 2018, the two organizations strengthened their relationship by signing a Memorandum of Understanding to work more strategically to accomplish shared goals.
Specifically, for the first year, the LHIN and OCH will focus on developing integrated, coordinated, place-based supports for individuals with complex needs, including seniors, and those dealing with mental health and addictions challenges.
|L to R: Jean-Pierre Boisclair (LHIN Board Chair), Chantale LeClerc
(LHIN CEO), Stéphane Giguère (OCH CEO), Councillor Mathieu
Fleury (Chair, OCH Board)