Supportive Housing

SSA provides supportive housing to 53 individuals living with schizophrenia who would otherwise be at risk for homelessness. 

We are doing our part to help those living with schizophrenia in Alberta by providing three residences with varying levels of support available.

Our tenants attend SSA programming and often volunteer in their local branches. Because our housing provides them with a safe and comfortable home and access to additional support, they are able to focus on what's most important: working towards recovery.

It costs $486 a day to keep a person in a psychiatric hospital, compared to just $72 per day to house a person in the community with supports.

Iris Court

Iris Court provides affordable, permanent, supportive housing to 21 individuals living with mental illness and at risk of homelessness.

Iris Court is a vital project owned and operated by the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta (SSA) in partnership with Homeward Trust, Government of Canada, Government of Alberta, Seniors Services and Continuing Care Division-Alberta Health and Alberta Health Services, Addiction and Mental Health.

Iris Court has support staff in-house 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. 

Services include:

  • 24-hour supervision

  • 3 meals per day and snacks

  • fully furnished rooms

  • free laundry facilities

  • medication monitoring

  • assistance with activities of daily living

  • recreational and support opportunities

  • and community service referrals.

For questions regarding Iris Court please contact Trueman Macdonald at 780-705-5565 or

To inquire about a referral to Iris Court, please contact Homeward Trust at 780-702-5267 or

Kentwood Place

Kentwood Place is SSA’s first supportive housing unit, based in Red Deer. It provides housing for 25 individuals who are working towards a more independent future. 

Kentwood Place is own and operated by Schizophrenia Society of Alberta in partnership with Alberta Health Services, Addiction and Mental Health. Through an environment of mutual respect, self determination and hope, tenants are empowered to find their own path to recovery.

Kentwood Place guides its tenants forward on their path to recovery by providing support in all areas of life.

Staff are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to ensure support is available at all times. They work closely with tenants’ strengths to help them discover new tools for managing their illness as they lead meaningful lives. 

Kentwood Place has had a proven positive impact on its tenants. Tenants generally spend significantly less time in hospital and require fewer emergency room visits than before they entered the housing program.

For more information about Kentwood Place, please contact or call 403.986.9440.

Lovella Apartments

Lovella Apartments is a supportive residence in Red Deer with 7 tenants and one live-in mentor. Lovella tenants require very little day-to-day support and are largely independent. 

Affordable housing is often in short supply, and individuals living with schizophrenia may have difficulty maintaining steady employment while managing their illness. Lovella allows its tenants the freedom to continue working towards recovery without the stress of an unsteady living situation.

For more information about Lovella, please contact or call 403.986.9440.

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