Home on the Hill Supportive Housing is a Charitable Organization founded by the families of people with serious mental illness. It was incorporated in 2011 and received charitable registration in 2012.
What We Are Doing:
- Home on the Hill conducts a very successful Public Education Series where psychiatrists and other well regarded mental health professionals give lectures on mental illness. Subjects which have been covered are diet and exercise, anxiety and depression, schizophrenia, psychotic illness, bi-polar disorder, the relationship between marijuana use and psychosis, and lived experience. Recent attendance has been averaging 100 people.
- Home on the Hill conducts a bi weekly family support group for the families of those with serious mental illness.
- Home on the Hill offers individualized respite services to families and family members with serious mental illness. For example, we have sent a yoga instructor into the home when the client refused to leave the home; we have a therapy dog from St. John’s Ambulance that goes to the house of someone with serious mental illness.
- Home on the Hill acquired its first housing unit at the Community Hub at 10415 Yonge Street in Richmond Hill on November 1, 2016. A tenant was selected for this unit and is currently receiving support services from Home on the Hill.
- Home on the Hill has been granted space by York Region at the Community Hub to run a weekly cooking program. This program has become an outreach program for Home on the Hill.
Who Funds Us:
- Home on the Hill is a volunteer driven organization whose volunteers contributed an average of 4,000 hours per year. We are the proud recipients of funding from the Mayor’s Golf Tournament, Councillor Karen Cilevitz’s Skating Party, the Town of Richmond Hill, St. Mathews United Church, Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church, St. Mary’s Anglican Church and Private Donations. Please see the Donor Recognition page for more information.