Olympic Athlete Housing Converted to Housing for Seniors and Physically/Mentally Challenged.
Modular hotel units that once housed athletes in Whistler during Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics are providing permanent affordable housing for some of the most vulnerable adults and youth in nearby Chilliwack. In all, 72 units of the legacy housing were transported from Whistler to Chilliwack and converted into 33 units of affordable housing. Creative Centre Society operates 22 units for adults with mental illness, while Chilliwack Community Services manages the other 11 for youth in transition.
The Affordable Housing Solution Creative Centre Society was formed in the Fraser Valley in 1979 to provide rehabilitation and recovery-based programs and services for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. Many of their clients live in poverty, and are often at risk of becoming homeless because of their mental illness. They are typically unemployed or underemployed and undereducated with few social connections. Creative Centre Society serves five B.C. locations under contract to Fraser Health.
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