Housing Services/ Homes for Special Care (HSC)

Type of Service

Homes for Special Care

Program Description

Housing Services is a department of the Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, working to improve access to safe affordable housing and supports for people with serious mental illness. We do that in a variety of ways. We are responsible for the local provision of services offered under the province-wide Homes for Special Care Program (HSC), Ministry of Health. The HSC Program aims to support people coming out of a psychiatric hospital who are unable to live on their own. All HSC homes are privately owned and operated. Homes are located in various areas throughout Simcoe County and Muskoka District. We provide annual licensing, as well as regular inspection and monitoring of the homes. Supports to residents include: 24-hour supervision, room and board, financial assistance for clothing, dental, medication, eye care, social recreation, transportation, and a variety of supports, on an as needed basis. Housing Services also works closely with our internal and external partners to identify barriers to accessing safe affordable housing in the community.

Access Information

Referrals for regional (non-forensic) programs are received by the Central Intake Office and reviewed by a team of clinicians. The specific source of income required to access this program is: HSC is a financial recovery program based on client income; those clients receiving social assistance are required to meet eligibility requirements for funding under the Ministry of Health and also eligibility to receive a Personal Needs Allowance from ODSP.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 705-549-3181 ext. 2308
Fax 705-549-4812

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 to 75 years of age.
Catchment LHINs: (North Simcoe Muskoka); Counties: (Dufferin; Simcoe)
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed


English French


Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630