Supported Living

If you have a mental illness and want to live learn the skills to live independently, the Supported Living program can assist you in getting started. To directly address your independent living needs, this program is comprised of several different services.

Community Living Support

To improve your life skills, a skilled worker will provide you with one-to-one assistance in all areas of living, including community integration, budgeting, daily structure, menu planning and more.

Supported Independent Living

Like Community Living Support, Supported Independent Living (SIL) helps you in community integration, budgeting, daily structure, menu planning, and more. Rental subsidy is available to help you find safe, affordable housing.

Youth Supported Independent Living

If you are an older youth between the age of 17 to 19, the Youth Supported Independent Living (YSIL) program can help you live independently with rental subsidy, and provide you with the skills to integrate into the community. If necessary, you may access this program until your 21st birthday. Note: You must obtain a referral from Child and Youth Mental Health to enter this program.

Congregate Housing

A shared housing program where you can learn the skills to live independently.  Staff are available for one-to-one goal assistance, and also to facilitate group work. Clients are expected to work on goals that work towards independent living.

Transitional Living Program

Provides individualized supports to assist adults with a mental illness living in the White Rock/South Surrey area. The program provides housing opportunities in both a shared living situation and independent living via a rental subsidy. Individual support services are recovery focused and promote independence and life skills development. 

Sandell House

Sandell House provides long-term housing for adults living with a persistent mental illness. Residents are provided with a rent supplement and limited daily living support services.

Sutton Apartment Program

Sutton apartments provide short to moderate-term housing for adults living with a mental illness. Currently there are three two-bedroom apartments in Surrey. Participants live in a shared living setting with 1-1 or shared support services.

Surrey Bridging Program

The Surrey Bridging Program is a supported housing program focused on assisting individuals to make the transition from community residential programs to independent living. The program has capacity for 9 clients and provide more substantial supports than other OCS supported housing programs. A rental subsidy is also provided to assist participants to find and maintain affordable, safe housing.

This Program Is For:
Families, individuals

Type of Program:



Age 17+ or adult, living with mental illness, resident of Surrey or White Rock


Must have an open file with Surrey or White Rock Mental Health & Substance Use Services


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How to Register:
CLS, SIL, Congregate Housing, TLP:

Surrey Mental Health and Addictions

White Rock Mental Health and Addictions

Child and Youth Mental Health 604.951.5844

Contact Info:
Ken Kishiuchi
Senior Program Manager
604.596.4321 ext.1156

Sukie Thindal
Program Manager (TLP only)