Posted on: September 26th, 2023. By: The Regional Municipality of Durham Staff, durham.ca, Original Article.
Whitby, Ontario – The Regional Municipality of Durham has selected Blue Door as the service operator for the Beaverton Transitional Supportive Housing residence, through a comprehensive Expression of Interest process. With experience launching, operating, and scaling four transitional supportive housing programs, Blue Door is a longstanding registered charity that offers more than 10 innovative and collaborative housing, employment and health programs aimed at addressing the root causes of homelessness.
Beaverton Transitional Supportive Housing is a 47-unit modular housing development that will provide accommodation and access to wraparound services. Transitional supportive housing helps residents physically and mentally, providing the life skills necessary to successfully transition into permanent housing.
Move-in is expected to begin in late 2023, with residents being phased in gradually over time. Priority access will be given to unsheltered residents and those at risk of homelessness in north Durham who require this level of support.
Additional information regarding Beaverton Transitional Supportive Housing is available at durham.ca/SupportiveHousing.
“Now that Blue Door has been selected as the service provider, we are one step closer to move-in at the Beaverton Transitional Supportive Housing residence and helping people to get back on their feet. This project provides an opportunity to improve the life circumstances of a marginalized population in a healthy environment, and I look forward to the success stories that will come from it.”
– Stella Danos-Papaconstantinou, Commissioner of Social Services
“Blue Door is excited to pull from its 41 years of experience as we take on this wonderful opportunity to lead the way in providing dignified support to individuals in need at the new Beaverton Transitional Supportive Housing residence.”
– Michael Braithwaite, CEO at Blue Door