Located in Scarborough, within an integrated community apartment complex, CHIRS provides twenty-four-hour support services as well as variable support with access to staff on a twenty-four-hour basis. In keeping with our commitment to provide flexible, comprehensive support, individuals may live alone, or with one or more roommates. Every effort is made to ensure compatibility of roommates. The four-bedroom apartments are fully wheelchair accessible, bright and very spacious. Each individual has a private bedroom and shares a washroom with one other person. Each person is responsible for furnishing his or her own bedroom while CHIRS provides furnishings for the common areas. Residential Facilitators provide support to all residential clients.
Individuals living in the one and two-bedroom apartments have access to CHIRS staff on a twenty- four-hour basis. Support services are negotiated with each individual in order to facilitate participation in activities within their home and the community. These units are not typically wheelchair accessible.
The "Drop-In-Center" is centrally located and is available for all CHIRS residents to use. This area is used for casual and planned gatherings, group meals, meetings or just a place to relax. Individuals plan and participate in parties, potluck dinners, movie nights, card games and a variety of other activities.