Spectrum’s residential services provide housing and support to approximately 60 people who live in duplexes, houses and apartments throughout Greater Vancouver. Some homes are owned or rented by Spectrum, others by individuals or their families.
Spectrum operates two duplex residences in East Vancouver. Each of the duplex suites is shared by two people. Staff are available 24-hours per day, 7 days a week. People who live in these homes participate in various activities outside the home during the weekdays.
In our supported living services, individuals live in their own home, by themselves or with another person of their choosing. Some have unpaid roommates who receive room and board in exchange for being available through the night. Others have salaried caregivers who may provide some support during the night, as well as designated hours of support in the evenings and/or on weekends. Additional staff support my be provided according to the needs of each person.
Spectrum’s residential services are funded by Community Living BC, local Health Authorities, BC Housing Management Commission and by microboards. Eligibility and referrals are determined by the funding authority.