Housing First Community
Amethyst House (4124 50 Ave) is the new 48-unit permanent supportive housing complex operated by the Canadian Mental Health Association on the outskirts of downtown Red Deer; it had its replaces the aged Buffalo on Ross Street. For $530/month, tenants get a room with cable TV, access to free laundry, and that’s not to mention a variety of extra activities and programming, including a fully operational gym, in the building’s downstairs. CMHA provides 24/7 staffing at Amethyst House.
How to Access the Program
If you are homeless and looking for housing, we can connect you to the Coordinated Entry team at Safe Harbour Society. They will meet with you and ask you some questions to help determine what you need and want. Then they will forward your information to a team of housing programs who decide which program is the best fit for you. It may be with CMHA, or it may be with another organization. If all of the housing programs are full, you will be put on a wait list until an appropriate spot opens up.
Safe Harbour 403-347-0181, 5246 53 Ave, Red Deer, AB, T4N 5K2