Nov 16, 2020 – SupportiveLiving.ca is celebrating! The past fifteen years gives us a lot to reflect upon.
SL President and Founder Vishal Chityal was told by many in the industry that his model of housing would not work as long term housing for individuals with mental health vulnerabilities. 15 years later, after successfully starting up and acquiring many homes, SL now houses hundreds of residents across Ontario.
Previously known as Niagara Supportive Living, the company was rebranded in 2014 to SupportiveLiving.ca to reflect its expansion outside of the Niagara region, as a result of communities and agencies requesting homes to be established in their community. With the alarming increase of homelessness and a looming housing crisis all across Ontario, it all came down to a situation of supply and demand – and when the demand is high, SL listens!
The subject of appropriate and affordable housing has always been a complex issue. Over the years, we have seen many challenges such as gaps in the system and a general lack of funding. Despite the challenges, we have continued to plough through these obstacles to house our core resident demographic and provide the basic necessity of life - shelter. #housingisahumanright
SupportiveLiving.ca would like to thank all our frontline workers, supervisors and our Award-Winning Management team for their hard work. SL also thanks our community partners who refer their clients to our homes. Most of all, we thank our residents, who are the backbone of our homes and our top priority as we continue to ensure their long term housing.
Here is to the next fifteen years!
Be well and stay well!