This program provides accessible housing with support services to approximately 85 adults living in Vancouver and Burnaby. All locations have daily staffing and are supported with access to a registered nurse.
Three to five residents live in each house and have the responsibility of organizing and running the households as well as hiring staff. This is additional to their daily routines and activities.
The kind of considerate manner in which the staff at VRS is taking care of my brother’s housing and social needs is certainly well appreciated by our entire family
– David Bradley
VRS acts as a resource for the tenants on issues relating to personal needs, staffing models, maintenance of the home, etc.
Beyond daily care needs, the individuals in the shared living program lead totally independent lives.
My stay in the independent shared living program, while going to school in Vancouver, was a very positive experience in my life. I shall miss the good friends I made at VRS
– Guy Newman
Independent Apartment Living
The independent living model that is in great demand by our consumer group is integrated apartment living. In this model, our residents have the opportunity to live in their own apartment in a complex occupied by members of the community at large.
The people we serve are not interested in being segregated into large projects built specifically for people with disabilities; they want to live as independently as possible in their own communities.
Currently, Blair Court, Bloomfield Gardens , Kelly Court, Foster and Hudson are the six apartments in our system, serving a total of 66 residents. As with all VRS housing programs, attendant care services are available around the clock. The model is achieved by having the residents pool their allotted care requirements to provide attendant coverage on a 24-hour basis. Whenever an individual needs assistance in their daily lives, it is easy to access.
The apartment program is the most progressive of our independent living models and also the most difficult to develop. Vancouver Resource Society is working diligently with all levels of government and the private sector to expand upon this program.
If you would like to participate in our subsidized housing programs, please fill in our application form under contacts.
VRS Duke Street resident’s thank the Independent Contractors & Businesses Association of B.C. for there new central air conditioning system, one of the many projects ICBA has done for VRS. Thank you ICBA, for your wonderful ongoing support.