Vernon's newest supportive housing facility set to open this summer

Supportive housing coming

Work is progressing on Vernon's latest supportive housing project.

The Crossings @ 35 will be a twin building to My Place, which opened to residents in 2019.

Like My Place, The Crossings will provide 52 units, and will include three one-bedroom units for couples and eight accessible or adaptable units. Each unit will include a private washroom and kitchen.

Located at 2700 35th St., the building will be the second and final phase of the 52-unit My Place supportive housing development.

The facilities are being operated by Turning Points Collaborative Society.

“The Crossings is set to be complete by early Summer and will bring with it 52 additional supportive housing spaces in Vernon,” a post on the Turning Points Facebook page says.

“Some of our staff was able to take a walk through recently to see the progress from the interior. This space is going to be such a wonderful and important addition to the housing needs of Vernon. Watch for our hiring job fair in the coming weeks.”

The building will also include a commercial kitchen, dining room, laundry and storage space. Landscaped outdoor spaces will provide definition between private and public areas surrounding the building for the privacy and safety of the residents.

Turning Points director of housing Shelley Kiefiuk says “there will be intensive case management done with the folks who are residing there, to support them in maintaining their residency there.”

Individual case plans will be developed for each resident to see what areas they need help and support in and to ensure they have access to that support.

“It's a lot more than just housing,” says Kiefiuk.

The province is providing $14.6 million for the project through the Building BC: Supportive Housing Fund and will provide approximately $1.2 million in annual operating funding.

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