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 located in Edmonton and Red Deer.

Our three housing programs provide varying levels of support which allows tenants to have a safe and comfortable home where 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 located in Edmonton provides affordable, permanent, supportive housing to 21 individuals living with mental illness and who were 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 support staff

  • 3 meals per day and snacks

  • fully furnished rooms

  • free laundry facilities

  • medication monitoring

  • assistance with activities of daily living

  • recreational and support opportunities

  • community service referrals

For questions regarding Iris Court please contact Trueman Macdonald at 780-705-5565 or tmacdonald@schizophrenia.ab.ca.

To inquire about a referral to Iris Court, please contact Homeward Trust at 780-702-5267 or supportservices@homewardtrust.ca.


Kentwood Place

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

Kentwood Place is owned and operated by the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta in partnership with Alberta Health Services, Addiction and Mental Health.

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

Services include:

  • 24-hour access to AHS and support staff on site

  • 3 meals per day and snacks

  • fully furnished rooms

  • free laundry facilities

  • medication monitoring

  • clinical staff

  • assistance with activities of daily living

  • recreational and support opportunities

  • community service referrals

For more information about Kentwood Place, please contact Trueman Macdonald at 780-705-5565 or tmacdonald@schizophrenia.ab.ca.


Lovella Apartments

Lovella Apartments, located in Red Deer, provides an affordable residence for 7 tenants who require very little day-to-day support and are largely independent. 

Lovella Apartments are owned and operated by the SSA and allows tenants the freedom to continue working towards recovery without the stress of an unsteady living situation.

Services include:

  • 24-hour live in apartment mentor

  • SSA staff support Mon- Fri 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • one bedroom apartment suite

  • all utilities included

  • free laundry facilities in basement

  • access to branch programs

  • recreational and support opportunities

  • community service referrals

For more information about Lovella please contact 430-986-9440 or info@schizophrenia.ab.ca.