Community LAMDA provides staff-supported, affordable, apartment-style homes for adults in Calgary who experience chronic mental illness. The Mission site has 36 single-occupancy apartments and the Killarney site has 16 two-bedroom apartments. Overall, LAMDA serves a total of 62 people.
Tenants receive support from two staff members who are Independent Living Support workers (ILS workers). The support workers are experience professionals whose role is to help sustain community supports for the tenants, make sure their housing is well organized and safe, and to ensure that the tenants’ independence is safeguarded and enhanced.
The ILS workers at both locations work Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm, with occasional evenings for activities.
The ILS worker supports the tenants by: