The Lux Transitional Housing Program
Crisis Prevention and Management- Trained staff respond to critical incidents and safety issues that stem from disruptive survival behaviours, mental health and drug-induced psychosis; proactively work with residents to develop more constructive responses to conflict; minimize violence, intimidation and exploitation.
Individualized Service Plan and Delivery – holistic assessments, referrals, advocacy, outreach (financial, legal, health, vocational, etc).
Engagement & Relationship Building – Client-directed, strength-based respectful collaborative relationships that embrace choice and self-determination.
Community Partnerships - Bringing community health services and resources to the residents with the goal of addressing future access.
Community Building - Peer programming, residents’ meetings and participation in the program and group activities.
Harm Reduction & Health Promotion- Staff identify, educate and reduce associated harm due to a survival lifestyle (substance use, nutrition, sexual health, etc) while promoting self-care. Harm reduction supplies provided on site.
Medication Program - For residents unable to, or require assistance to self-administer medication regimes.
Home Support Assistance - Available for individuals that require assistance to maintain health and safety standards.
Housing First Criteria
A history of homelessness, repeat shelter use, and/or difficulty accessing and maintaining housing.
- Complex housing and survival behaviours that require high tolerance supported housing.
- Treated or untreated mental health symptoms, substance use and/or complex physical health needs.
- Residing in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
- Minimally at risk of becoming entrenched in an environment of active substance use.