"To improve mental health services and supports for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness in
Cape Breton"

Did you know that

  • Our partnership with the SHIMI Committee (Supportive Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness) has been successful in securing $870,000 in new funding?
  • This funding was used to create apartments for 13 individuals with severe and persistent mental illness?
  • With support of contributors, we were able to provide funding for all the furniture and appliances for nine of the apartments?
  • Access to safe, affordable housing is a determinant of health and as such, has a significant impact on an individual’s mental health, quality of life and ability to live in the community?
  • We will continue to support the work of SHIMI and the Cape Breton District Health Authority to expand the number of supportive housing units to 50 within the next five years?
  • Our journey continues…


Note from a SHIMI tenant:

Since I have been living in my new apartment on Upper Prince Street, I have experienced many positive things. I have good neighbours who live in the apartment building. We are all on a tight budget and support one another by sharing. The most important change for me is that I fell safe!  My experience with the landlord has been very positive and they keep the building in good condition.  I enjoy watching the horses at the racetrack being exercised by their owners and often times I go outside to clean up the yard. I like to have my home look nice.  I love my apartment – it is clean, warm and safe. I feel that this is my home.

Thank you all!