A client centered program which began in 1981.
True Experience prides itself on our client centered program model for supportive housing. Since 1981, we have been providing affordable housing, life skills training, financial, and budget management, all in a safe and inclusive environment to individuals living with mental illness.

At True Experience we offer two different housing models to ensure everyone receives the amount of supports they need to live their best lives.
All adults living with a diagnosed mental illness.
Both Opportunity House and Trillium Manor are home to 7 individuals each, in shared accommodation rooms and provide a safe, secure and home like environment. Staff are on site 7 days a week to provide supports. Residents must be medication compliant and living a sober lifestyle. Referrals can come from Mental Health Agencies, Primary Physicians, Family Members, and Hospitals, in addition to self-referrals.

Opportunity House and Trillium Manor
Medium staff supported accommodations
Vital life skills and educational training
Advocacy in developing wellness strategies, medication compliance, healthy choices
Motivation for social recreation and participation in our community work program
For more information on our Supportive Housing Homes, please contact:
Linda Schouwstra
Housing Coordinator
or call 289-684-9408

All adults who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or who live with a mental illness.
The Elizabeth Crescent Empowerment Program consists of 3 homes, totaling 9 therapeutic beds in our community. All residents have private bedrooms and share common spaces. Program participants must be dedicated to sober living and be medication compliant. ECEP is a secondary level to Trillium Manor and Opportunity House and provide the following:

Moderate staffing supports
Affordable, fully furnished, and all-inclusive homes
Outreach coordination
Life skills and educational training opportunities
24-hour emergency on call staffing
For more information on our Co-Living Homes, please contact:
Dave Sherk
Residential/Community Support Worker
or Call (905)774-6165
Linda Schouwstra
Housing Coordinator
or call 289-684-9408