16 transitional and 8 long-term residential beds are available for individuals to develop and/or maintain independent living skills such as medication management, symptom management, nutrition and meal preparation, household maintenance, and money management skills.
A team of specially trained staff work with the client’s Mental Health Therapist to assess individual needs, develop an Individual Service Plan for their stay with SASHA, and provide the guidance and direction needed to help clients reach their goals. Staff support is available 24 hours daily. Lengths of stay in the transitional program vary from a few months up to a year. Long-term clients stay as long as the program is able to meet their needs.
Clients of SASHA’s residential program may be considered for our permanent supportive housing program in the community. This will help SASHA clients needing less support move into more private community living once they have mastered the residential program. Clients move into a unit provided by the Lethbridge Housing Authority, and SASHA provides long term supportive services based on each individual’s needs. Clients may return to SASHA for short stays if they are having difficulty and need more support.
Individuals that used to live in SASHA’s residential program and have moved out on their own. For a number of reasons they continue to seek out staff and visit current clients, staying connected with SASHA. They are registered as a Community Client so they can benefit from some of our services while being encouraged to use and/or be referred to community resources.
Call to inquire about space.
Submit a referral. A referral package may be sent out. Forms are available on SASHA’s website.
If suitable, a tour and eligibility assessment will be arranged.
Referral information gathered is reviewed with the staff team for approval.
A decision is made and notification of acceptance or rejection is given.
Intake date is established once source of income and therapist are confirmed.