housing first ICM team – surrey

The Intensive Case Management (ICM) team is our first program based in Surrey and all of the work is done on an outreach basis. Using the Housing First approach, self-determination and choice are at the center of all decisions and interactions. The team locates housing options for people, and builds and maintains relationships with landlords.

THE PURPOSE

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 people who have a history of being homeless many times or for long periods of time in and around Surrey.

WHAT IT IS

There are rent supplements that help ensure folks can have some choice about where they want to live. At any given time the team is working with as many as 50 individuals throughout Surrey. The team is a diverse and talented team, made up of an Indigenous Service Coordinator, a Peer Support Specialist, a Women’s Service Specialist, a Housing First Specialist and the team Manager.

With a small team like this working in a huge community, it’s crucial to make strong connections with as many support networks and other service providers as possible. The Team works with many partners and has helped create and maintain connections to primary health care, mental health and substance use services for many people that we work with.

CONTACT THE SURREY ICM TEAM

Jolanta Krysinski
Manager
778.825.1045

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