In response to the Pandemic, Fred Victor was asked by City Shelter Services to operate the Edward Hotel providing 250 units/rooms.
Edward Hotel Temporary Shelter will have specialized supports for homeless women, men, and couples who face barriers due to mental health issues, substance use, social isolation, immigration status, unemployment/underemployment challenges, and history with the criminal justice system. The clients come from racially, culturally, and ethnically diverse backgrounds.
People can access on-site enhanced case management and housing services, mental health and addictions counselling, trauma-informed care support, harm reduction interventions provided by staff and peers, access to primary health care and referrals and continuous one-on-one check-in supports.
The main goal of the program is to assist clients with securing permanent affordable and safe housing with service connections to the community of their choice.
Fred Victor staff are also working with the InnerCity Health Associates (ICHA) to incorporate on-site, 7day/week clinical services for clients in the hotel.