The H.O.M.E. Society was formed to respond to the needs of 16 individuals who had not succeeded in previous attempts to leave institutional life and return to the community. The society grew out of a coalition of managers from 5 existing societies, family members and staff from the former institution.
Many of the support services were consolidated within the agency for quick response(s). Finally, there was a major focus on the environment and neighborhood. Homes were designed to allow the men and women we serve to succeed despite challenging behavior’s. Working closely with BC Housing and the architects enabled us to find rural sites, which allowed distance from neighbor’s and enough space and options to allow energetic and productive living in a community setting.