Housing

Continuum of Care

TEMPORARY HOUSING

Temporary Housing is short-term, transitional housing for clients who are ready to work towards independence and obtain housing rapidly. When clients enter Temporary Housing, Case Managers help them come up with a plan to work towards housing stability and then they are provided with ongoing support to reach their goals. While in Temporary Housing, clients have access to case planning, referrals to other programs and services, a resource room, laundry, showers, and meal services. Interim Housing services are provided free of charge.

  • The Temporary Housing Program in West Kelowna was created to meet the needs of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The facility operates out of a hotel and functions as short-term transitional housing.  Here we provide up to 36 people, who are at risk of homelessness, with shelter. Numerous COVID-19 safety protocols are in place to protect the community and reduce the risk of spread, including physical distancing, and COVID-19 isolation rooms.  

    Location: Provided at registration 

    Operating hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. 

    Eligibility: Anyone over the age of 19 who is facing barriers to housing or experiencing homelessness. To be eligible, individuals need to be willing to follow house rules, able to succeed in a hotel setting, and willing to work towards next steps in their lives.  

    Free Services Provided: While staying at the Temporary Transitional Housing Program in West Kelowna, residents can access life skills training, employment programs, counselling, harm reduction supplies, 12-step groups, case planning, referrals, laundry, showers, meal services, health and legal services.  

    Additional Information:

    • There are no fees to stay at the Temporary Transitional Housing.
    • This facility is funded by BC Housing.  

    Registration: In-person registration takes place between 2 pm and 4 pm Monday to Friday at 2545 Churchill Road West Kelowna. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.  

    For more information or if help is needed outside of the times listed above contact:

    Regional Manager, Southern Interior

    Tara Tschritter
    Phone:
    250-241-2330
    Email:
    [email protected]

     

SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

Supportive Housing is mid to long-term housing in self-contained private units for people who are low income, stable, and able to live independently but who require a little extra support. Examples of the supports and services available include proper meals and nutrition, access to outreach workers, wellness checks, life and employment skills training, opportunities for volunteer work, connection to community services and support groups. Residents also have access to counselling, as well as health, mental health, and addiction recovery services. Tenants in these facilities pay rent based on their income.

  • My Place supportive housing program is a 52 bachelor unit apartment-style property that provides affordable and supported housing. Tenants are referred by local community agencies and include singles and couples.

    Click here to watch a short video produced by BC Housing about My Place.

    Location: 2600 35th Street, Vernon BC.

    Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

    Eligibility: Anyone who is over the age of 19 and is low-income, in need of affordable and supportive housing, and able to live independently. All residents must also sign a good neighbour agreement, and be willing to be good tenants and good neighbours. 

    Free Services Provided: Proper meals and nutrition, self-care and hygiene reminders (if necessary), access to the Health Navigation Team. My Place residents have full access to all of Turning Points’ programs and services. Referrals and assistance to community resources and programs are also provided.

    Additional Information

    • Rent is an affordable set rate

    Registration: To register complete the following form

    For more information please contact:

     

    Site Manager, My Place

    Caitlin McKenny

    Tel: 2364260360
    Email: [email protected]

  • Our Motel Program is an important supportive housing option for our clients. We work with three sites in Vernon to assist clients who have various support needs and who are in immediate need of housing.  

    Turning Points staff are on-site to work closely with clients to help them maintain housing, connect with health staff, assist in housing and income assistance applications, and assist in the search for subsidized housing, supportive or market housing.   Between these sites, we can accommodate singles, couples or families.  

    Within this program, we also manage our COVID-19 response program. Working closely with Interior Health’s pandemic healthcare coordinator, and have specific rooms set aside for vulnerable individuals who need to isolate during the test result waiting periods or for quarantine periods.  

    Location: 3 locations in Vernon.  

    Operating Hours: 7 days a week, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.   

    Eligibility: Anyone 19 and older who is low-income and in need of affordable housing with supports. Clients must abide by motel rules and the basic tenets of being a respectful neighbour. 

    Free Services Provided: The Motel Program offers 3 meals a day, supports from staff, help with medical and dental appointments and case planning. 

    Additional Information:  This program is funded through BC Housing.  

    RegistrationWe accept referrals from our local shelter staff, Homeless Prevention Program, Homeless Outreach Program, Cammy Lafleur Clinic and Interior Health. 

    For more information please contact:

     

    Site Manager, Motel Programs

    Brandy Mellows

    Tel: 2502410025
    Email: [email protected]

  • With construction beginning, August 2021, this 52 unit supportive housing project will be a twin to the existing My Place building, which has been operating since July 2019.  Together The Crossings and My Place will provide over 100 supportive homes for people experiencing homelessness in Vernon.    Construction is expected to be complete before the end of 2022. 

    Location: 35th Street, Vernon BC. 

    Operating Hours: TBD  

    Eligibility: Anyone who is over the age of 19 and is low-income, in need of affordable and supportive housing, and able to live independently. All residents must also commit to a good neighbour agreement, and be willing to be good tenants and good neighbours.  

    Free Services Provided: Proper meals and nutrition, self-care and hygiene reminders (if necessary), access to the Health Navigation Team. The Crossing residents will have full access to all of Turning Points’ programs and services. Referrals and assistance to community resources and programs are also provided. 

    Additional Information: Rent is set at an affordable fixed rate.  

    Registration: Registration for this program has not begun.   

    For more information please contact:

     

    Director of Housing

    Shelley Kiefiuk
    Phone:
    250-542-3555 ex. 212
    Email: [email protected] 

     

     

     

AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Affordable Housing is mid to long-term housing for people who are low income, able to live independently and stable. Tenants in these facilities pay rent based on their income.

  • Turning Points manages 6 separate properties, one of which is a women’s only facility. In total these properties provide 23 individual rooms and 19 independent living bachelor units as affordable housing options in Vernon. These units provide a perfect option for individuals who are ready to transition out of supportive housing.

    Location: various locations in Vernon

    Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

    Eligibility: anyone who is over the age of 19 and is low-income, in need of affordable housing, and able to live independently. Both singles and couples are eligible. All residents must also be willing to commit to being good tenants and good neighbours.

    Free Services Provided: Pivot Property residents have access to all of Turning Points’ programs and services. Referrals and assistance to community resources and programs are also provided.

    Additional Information:  rent is an affordable fixed rate.

    Registration: complete the following form

    • Rental Application
    • Once the above forms have been submitted, applicants will be contacted to schedule a Vulnerability Assessment.

    For more information please contact

    Director of Housing

    Shelley Kiefiuk
    Phone:
    250-542-3555 ex. 212
    Email: [email protected] 

     

  • Blair Apartments is an affordable housing facility with 37 bachelor units and 2 one-bedroom units. Turning Points manages the property, and staff and tenants work together to maintain the common areas and the community garden.

    Location: 3000 28th Avenue, Vernon, BC.

    Operating Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

    Eligibility: Anyone who is over the age of 19 who is low-income, in need of affordable housing, and able to live independently. Both singles and couples are eligible. All residents must also be willing to commit to being good tenants and good neighbours.

    Free Services Provided: Blair Apartment residents have access to all of Turning Points’ programs and services, including specialized counselling services and referrals. This includes referrals to the Homeless Outreach Provider Program, which helps tenants to transition to market housing. (add a link to HOP Program)

    Additional Information: rent is an affordable fixed rate.

    Registration: To register, please complete the following form: Rental Application

    For more information please contact:

     

    Director of Housing

    Shelley Kiefiuk
    Phone:
    250-542-3555 ex. 212
    Email: [email protected]