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Reaching Home

Providing housing and wraparound supports to individuals facing multiple barriers

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Contact Reaching Home

Phone Number 604-872-5471
Lower Mainland:

About Reaching Home

Reaching Home provides housing and wraparound supports to individuals facing multiple barriers, including a history of homelessness, mental health challenges, problematic substance use, or a history of criminal justice involvement.


Our Reaching Home team assists service users with finding long-term housing, and provides connections to community resources that support with:

  • Legal concerns
  • Addictions
  • Mental health needs
  • Securing identification
  • Education
  • Employment


Reaching Home also provides financial subsidies for rent, housing start-up costs, or other basic needs such as furniture, bedding, small appliances, or groceries.


Lower Mainland
If you are looking for this service in another location in BC or the Yukon, please contact us to connect with a Connective partner in your community.

Admission Criteria

  • Have a history of homelessness, or poverty affecting the ability to find and secure housing
  • Experience complex barriers to housing, such as mental health challenges, problematic substance use, or a history of criminal justice involvement
  • Other admission criteria specific to the program funding


What are the goals of Reaching Home?

The Goals of Reaching Home are to:

  • Reduce homelessness by addressing the barriers that people encounter to help enhance their overall independence and quality of life
  • Increase knowledge of, and access to, housing, resources, and appropriate wraparound supports that will assist in providing stability in people’s lives
  • Expand partnerships with housing providers and identify more affordable housing placements for people facing barriers to housing in our communities

How fast can the Reaching Home Program get me housing?

Factors that impact how quickly someone can find housing include location, budget, pets, whether or not they have a criminal record, their housing history, and whether they are open to sharing their living space with other people. We also tend to find housing quickly for folks who are more engaged with the process. Someone who is making phone calls, attending viewings, and meeting with their outreach worker will find housing sooner. We acknowledge the barriers that many participants face when it comes to engagement, and this is not a requirement. 

What are the benefits of Reaching Home?

Reaching Home has access to off-market listings. We have lists of single room occupancy (SRO) buildings and sometimes have connections with building managers who have available rental suites.


If someone doesn’t need help with searching for housing, we can still support with things like transportation to viewings, coaching around communication with landlords and building managers, advocacy with housing providers, and information about housing rights.  

Contact Reaching Home

Everyone deserves to feel safe and included in their chosen community, and so we are here for everyone – at every stage, in any circumstance.


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