Founded in 1982, Blue Door provides safe and supportive emergency housing, housing services, and supports for people who are at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness in York Region. In order to enhance their current service offerings and meet emerging client needs, Blue Door partnered with Hub Solutions, a social enterprise of the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness (COH), to engage in a process to develop a new supportive housing program for men experiencing episodic and chronic homelessness in York Region.
This work applies a transitional supportive housing lens and is guided by two main evaluation questions:
- How can Blue Door better support men that are experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness through place-based housing?
- How can Blue Door better support the health and wellness needs of men experiencing chronic and episodic homelessness?