How We Differ

According to Calgary Homeless Foundation, nearly 3,000 people in Calgary experienced homelessness in January 2018. People with mental illness are among the most vulnerable and often need support to exercise their basic right to have a safe home.

One of the reasons for LAMDA’s exceptional success (as evidenced by low hospital readmission rates and stable tenancy) is we provide safe and permanent homes, not a temporary residential treatment facility. We see the role of a person in supportive housing is one of a tenant, not a client; the tenant “carries the keys” and is in control of decisions about his or her own lifestyle.