Homeless father and son
RECOVERY from mental illness is possible ... with safe and affordable housing and appropriate supports.

Affordable housing for the mentally ill

Since there is a shortage of affordable housing for the people with mental illness, the Government should expand the number of safe, affordable independent housing units in order make recovery possible.


The Federal Government should increase the funding for provincial governments and non-profit groups to provide housing for the mentally ill.

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Nel Noddings (Caring:A Feminine Approach to Ethics and Moral Education) maintains that the foundation of justice is caring. Here is her model of ‘Caring’. For an essay on the limits of caring, click HERE.






















Here is what family members had to say about caring for mentally ill people to the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology which was conducting a nation wide study of mental illness in Canada.

It is evident from these testimonials from parents that both, the one cared for (a mentally ill person) and the ones caring (families and close friends) need appropriate caring. The application of Nel Nodding’s model about ‘caring’ addresses this need.