Intermediate Christian Home (ICH) was established in 2003 to provide assistance to men who are homeless or living in poverty due to the challenges associated with mental health issues or similar disabilities. Men choosing to live at ICH are seeking to enhance their lives by making healthy lifestyle changes that promote positive functioning.
We are committed to preventing homelessness. We provide an array of programs and services in order to provide necessary life skills and resources to prepare our guests for independent living. Prior to entrance, many of our guests are in a state of crisis and hopelessness having potentially lived in substandard housing while struggling with loneliness and unworthiness. Because of this harshness in their lives, many of our guests are crushed in spirit. We are dedicated to providing a caring and nurturing environment to encourage our guests and share the reason for the hope that is within us.
In the next stage of development, our guests are being prepared for volunteer opportunities and employment. We appreciate the support of local employers and friends who hire our clients for part-time or casual labour. This is a great stepping stone towards confidence building and the goal of securing steady employment or meaningful volunteer work. this, together with resource sharing, allows us to work alongside local community groups and programs that equip and prepare each gentleman for an entry level position. This is a realistic goal for those desiring to find gainful employment while balancing mental health wellness.
Although at ICH we are committed to the compassionate teachings and authority of Jesus Christ according to the Holy Bible, we reach out to people of all backgrounds and all beliefs with compassion and care in order to construct hopeful futures.
“The Lord is gracious and compassionate; slow to anger and rich in love. The Lord is good to all; He has compassion on all He has made” (Psalm 145: 8, 9)