More than housing: a home

The Kettle Society supports 400+ units of housing. Our Housing & Licensed Care programs provide individuals with housing that feels like home. We’re proud to note that our services help to prevent, and reduce hospital care while providing residents with opportunity to improve daily living skills and quality of life, promote personal recovery, and become part of a community.

Our Kettle Housing and Licensed Care staff bring an in-depth understanding of the role that mental illness, trauma, and substance use play in the lives of the people we serve. We are committed to delivering services that are client driven, non-judgmental, and collaborative.

Our supportive housing work is guided by a psychosocial rehabilitation model, which promotes personal recovery, improved quality of life, and community re-integration for people living with mental health challenges.

We bring the following values to our work:

  • Person-centered, compassionate, and flexible services
  • A caring and strength-based approach
  • Commitment to a recovery philosophy and a safe supportive environment
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Peggy’s Place

– Licensed Care

Peggy’s Place is a one of a kind transition home designed to meet the needs of women suffering from mental illness, who have also experienced domestic violence, or homelessness.

Fun Fact: When it opened in 1997, Peggy’s Place was the first of its kind in all of Canada.

A caring team, consisting of a Manager, full-time Psychiatric Nurse, part-time Advocate, and Mental Health Workers, is available to residents 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The team provides personalized mental health and substance use support and services.

Phone 604-430-5202 for more information

Vancouver Coastal Health

Friendship Court

– Enhanced Apartments

Friendship Court

Opened in 1998, The Kettle’s Enhanced Supported Apartment building, Friendship Court, provides housing along with 24-hour support, daily medication monitoring, and a meal program to residents who have severe and persistent mental illness.

Fun Fact: The first tenants held a contest to choose a name for the building. 

Building includes: 15 bachelor, 1 one-bedroom, and 2 two-bedroom units.

To Apply:

Must have a referral from a Mental Health Team

Referral must be sent to Vancouver Coastal Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use Supported Housing Services (MHSUSH)

Operated in Partnership with BC Housing

BC Housing

Triumph Apartments

– Enhanced Apartments

Triumph Apartments

Opened in 2001, The Kettle’s Enhanced Supported Apartment building, Triumph, provides housing along with 24-hour support, daily medication monitoring, and a meal program to residents who have severe and persistent mental illness.

Fun Fact: Used to be called Lakewood Apartments, and was designed specifically for supportive housing.

Building includes: 15 bachelor units.

To Apply:

Must have a referral from a Mental Health Team

Referral must be sent to Vancouver Coastal Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use Supported Housing Services (MHSUSH)

Operated in partnership with Sanford Housing Society

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Supported Independent Living

The Kettle’s Supported Independent Living (SIL) program is designed to help adults with serious and persistent mental illness live independently in subsidized market rental apartments.

Kettle Mental Health Workers provide personalized support, regular visits, and help with establishing goals and building life skills, and referrals to community based services.

To Apply:

Must have a referral from a Mental Health Team

Referral must be sent to Vancouver Coastal Health’s Mental Health and Substance Use Supported Housing Services (MHSUSH)

Housing subsidies provided by Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health

Kettle on Burrard

Opened in 2014, KoB contains 139 suites for people who are living with homeless or at risk of homelessness, who may also have mental health and/or substance use challenges.

Fun Fact: KoB is LEED Gold certified, a certification for buildings aimed at achieving high performance in areas like, sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.

KoB staff are on-site 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The building also offers recreational programs.

To Apply:

Must have a referral through BC Housing Supportive Housing Services – Orange Hall

Operated in partnership with the City of Vancouver and the Province of British Columbia

City of Vancouver

This building also includes:

  • 20 suites for at-risk youth between the ages of 19 and 24 – Foundry
  • 10 suites for at-risk minors between the ages of 15 and 18 – Directions
  • Two youth Drop-In Offices

For more information, contact Foundry at info@foundrybc.ca or Directions Youth Services directly at 604-633-1472

In partnership with Foundry and Directions Youth Services

Taylor Manor

Taylor Manor

Taylor Manor is a supportive housing building provided for low-income adults with serious and persistent mental health issues who are also living with homelessness.

Fun Fact: Taylor Manor is named after a popular 20th century Vancouver Mayor, who died in poverty at age 89.

The renovated 3-story Tudor revival style building homes 56 residents. Taylor Manor staff are on-site 24-hour a day, seven days a week. Residents can access: daily meal program, life skills programs, assistance to appointments, and rehabilitation programs.

To Apply:

Contact Kettle Housing Services 604-251-0999

Owned by The Kettle, renovations and operations made possible by the City of Vancouver, the Province of British ColumbiaStreetohome FoundationVancity, the Carraresi Foundation, and a private foundation.

City of Vancouver

Garden Villa

Garden Villa is a supportive housing building for low-income women who experience mental health issues.

Fun Fact: Garden Villa is our newest supportive housing building, acquired by The Kettle in 2018.

In this Kettle owned building, staff offer personalized support with help establishing and building life skills. Staff may also provide referrals to community based services, and accompany residents to services as needed. Garden Villa staff are on-site during business hours from Monday to Friday.

Building includes: 19 units.

To Apply:

Apply through The Kettle Housing Program with a referral from one of the following:

Kettle Homeless Outreach Program

BC Housing Supportive Housing Services – Orange Hall

Other Kettle housing programs

Yaffa House

Yaffa consists of two Jewish group homes, and is designed to offer Supported Independent Living for adult men who require fewer supports.

Currently, the Yaffa buildings are undergoing renovations to expand to 3 homes, which will include a space for female residents. In a contract with Yaffa Housing Society, Kettle staff are on site during business hours on Mondays, Thursdays, and Friday in the afternoon.

To Apply:

Submit application directly through Yaffa Housing Society

Yaffa House is managed and operated by Yaffa Housing Society

BRice Apartments

The Kettle provides Supported Independent Living outreach in partnership with Sanford Housing Society

Building includes: 24 apartment units for individuals with low to moderate incomes and mental health issues, who do not require any housing supports.

To Apply:

Eligibility based on internal transfers from Kettle housing

BRice is managed and operated by Sanford Housing Society