The Clinical Intensive Case Management (ICM) Team works in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, and all of the work is done on an outreach basis. The team locates places to live that are a little more affordable and builds and maintains relationships with landlords. Self-determination and choice are at the center of all decisions and interactions of this Housing First team.
To provide support and access housing for folks in the community of their choice while assisting them in achieving their personal recovery goals.
WHO IS INVOLVED
The team assists folks who have a history of being homeless many times or for long periods of time in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge.
WHAT IT IS
There are 40 rent supplements that help ensure folks can have some choice where they want to live. The team includes support workers, peer and Indigenous workers, as well as clinical staff and provides regular access to a psychiatrist and addictions doctor.
Like elsewhere in the Lower Mainland, accommodation can be incredibly hard to find. The team provides round the clock access for landlords and ICM participants, as well as a growing network of landlords who want to participate in providing affordable housing, almost always the first step in creating a home.
CONTACT THE MAPLE RIDGE ICM TEAM
Kala Field, RSW
Acting Team Lead