NEED SUPPORTIVE HOUSING?
See What We Are About
At Life & Hope Foundation, we help individuals and families through support services, serve communities through programs and partnerships, and change policies or practices through advocacy and research. What we do is driven by the voices of our clients who, despite their mental health illnesses, are thriving and surviving in their communities.
Rochelle Goldman-Brown, Executive Director, Life & Hope Foundation
The Need Is Great 1 in 5 people will need us.
Serious mental illnesses disrupt people’s ability to carry out essential aspects of daily life, such as self-care, maintaining employment and household management. Mental illnesses may also prevent people from forming and maintaining stable relationships or cause people to misinterpret others’ guidance and react irrationally. This often results in pushing away caregivers, family, and friends who may be the force keeping that person from becoming homeless.
The Reality Is Bad Our economy suffers.
Mental illness costs the Canadian economy a staggering $51-billion a year, and each day 500,000 people will miss work due to mental health problems.
Mental illness is the number one cause of disability in Canada, accounting for nearly 30% of disability claims and 70% of total costs. Mental health disorders in the workplace cost Canadian companies nearly 14% of their net annual profits and up to $16 billion annually.
COMMUNITY MATTERS It will take every one coming together.
This is a big deal. The need and staggering number of those who silently suffer with mental illness and the burden that is placed on the families and communities is great. With more supportive housing we could give everyone the option of expert care and support.