About Miller Block
Miller Block provides safe and secure housing for people under the care of Community Living BC (CLBC) who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Miller Block is located in Vancouver and has 13 single-occupancy suites.
Residents at Miller Block often experience co-occurring barriers such as developmental disabilities, problematic substance use, mental health issues, and/or criminal justice issues. Staff work on-site to support residents 16-18 hours per day.
While support looks different for each resident depending on their self-identified needs, goals, and interests, our programs provide skill building in the following areas to promote both community inclusion and greater independence:
- Daily living skills: Personal hygiene, health/mental health, time management, meal planning and preparation, shopping, daily/weekly chores, and budgeting
- Community awareness and social maturity: Transportation, leisure, volunteering, interpersonal skills, relationship building, consideration, problem-solving, and public safety
- Educational and vocational skills: Employment readiness preparation, referrals to community-based educational/job training programs, volunteer placements, job searches, resume, and job interviews
- Increased social network: Increasing community connectedness through activities that foster participation, inclusion, and access to essential support
- Community engagement: Enhancing opportunities related to volunteering, employment, recreational activities, day programs, and community engagement
Miller Block provides residents the opportunity to participate in a community that embraces differences and promotes the active participation of each resident.