People living with mental illness in Mission have increased options for supportive housing now that a new facility has officially opened.
The Pleasant View Campus of Care will include residential care, assisted living and bachelor suites for people living with mental illness. The facility is owned by Fraser Health and operated by Pleasant View Housing Society.
“The housing, recovery and support services provided by Pleasant View Housing Society focus firmly around the patient’s needs,” said Health Minister Terry Lake.
“A home to call your own is a powerful thing. And if you’re struggling with issues associated with mental illness, having a place of comfort and rest can make a huge difference in the recovery process,” added Simon Gibson, MLA Abbotsford-Mission.
The province, through BC Housing, arranged long-term financing for the renovations of the facility.
“Pleasant View Housing Society has developed a model of care that supports a diverse range of needs with an intensive focus on rehabilitation and recovery. This client-centred model is more responsive to the needs of individuals living with mental illness,” said Andy Libbiter, executive director, mental health and substance use, Fraser Health.
Individuals living at Pleasant View will be supported to stabilize and recover from their illness and regain as much independence as possible. Hospitality services, like meals and light housekeeping will be provided.
Park Side Apartments at Pleasant View has 13 independent bachelor suites, Residence at Pleasant View has 19 residential care beds, and The Suites at Pleasant View has 22 assisted living beds.
The second floor of the facility is independently managed by the society and will include seven independent loft apartments that will include light housekeeping services at affordable, below-market rates.
All of the suites will enjoy easy access to The Bistro, a ground floor restaurant serving snacks and beverages with the intention of creating pre-employment rehabilitation opportunities for people living there.