Permanent Supportive Housing for Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

The moment we all have been waiting for ……. Referrals are now being accepted for Bissell Centre’s Permanent Supportive Housing program for individuals diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

This program is the second one of its kind in Canada; it is very exciting to offer specific housing support to a population that has a tendency to slip through the cracks.

Please click here for information sheet about the program and participant criteria. Please fill out this application form with as much detail as you can especially around the history of housing and submit all supporting documentation you have i.e. FASD diagnosis, Mental Health Evaluations, Functional Assessments

If you are connected to a Housing First program please submit your referrals to Coordinated Access; all other programs and agencies please submit your referrals directly Bissell Centre’s Program Manager Ashley Baxter at abaxter@bissellcentre.org

 

 

18 comments

  • Bravo Edmonton….you are miles ahead of most of us!

    • Amazing advancement—-let’s hope there is some great supportive staff , opportunities, or structures that promote success for all the fasd angels in your community!

  • This is truly good news for those of us who work with youth with FASD and ask ourselves “What will we do when they turn 18?”

  • I am wondering if there is any of this kind of support any where else ! And could we see this in each province and city? I have been a foster Parent to a Fasd person for 18 years he now is a young adult will little support!

    • edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork

      This program is one of it’s kind in Canada. It is our hope that other provinces will implement this kind of program.

  • We so badly need this in Calgary area…….do you know if kids from out of edmonton area are accepted?

    • edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork

      Hi Janice: Leaseholders have to be at least 18 years of age. Bissell Centre is accepting applications from anyone who is eligible. Please have your worker/mentor contact the program manager for this project at abaxter@bissellcentre.org

  • Finally! This news is so encouraging. We have such a great need of this kind of housing in Ontario. We are in desperate need in our own situation for
    this kind of housing. Good news indeed.

  • i have several clients with FASD that could use these type support

  • what if you have a place and are kind of looking for a bigger place, I have FASD, it is mild but I still have certain problems, and do you allow animals? I have 3 cats and some african dwarf frogs as well…

    • edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork

      Hi Crissy: Please have your worker or mentor contact Ashley Baxter the Program Manager of this project. Her contact information can be found on the blog post.

  • Way to go Edmonton — Whitehorse has a unit for adults with FASD called Options for Independence — that has been a great success — we wish you the same success !

    FASSY (Fetal Alcohol Society Yukon)

  • Parent Madison Wisconsin. Adopted a infant girl in 1984. Looking. Help

  • I have been accepted and I meet with the worker on Friday and again the following week I was wondering how long the process was until moving in?

    • edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork

      Hi Lorena:

      We are so happy that you have been accepted! Did you apply for the housing through a worker or a program? If you did, please connect with them and they will contact the housing manager on your behalf.

      Thank you, EFAN

    • edmontonfetalalcoholnetwork

      Hi Lorenda::

      We are so happy that you have been accepted! Did you apply for the housing through a worker or a program? If you did, please connect with them and they will contact the housing manager on your behalf.

      Thank you, EFAN

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