Community Homes for Opportunity (CHO)

The CHO program is provided by Mental Health Services of Renfrew County in partnership with Carefor Health & Community Services. The program is intended to assist tenants by providing appropriate housing and support services within their own community. Desired outcomes include achieving and maintaining stable, safe and affordable housing, promotion of independence, and increased quality of life. 


Who we Help 

Adults 18 years of age and older:  

  •  Living with severe and persistent mental disorders such as schizophrenia, major affective disorders, paranoid and other psychoses
  • Demonstrating a need for supportive housing and support services
  • Able to reside in a smoke and drug free home (smoking permitted in outdoor designated areas)
  • Able and willing to live in a shared living environment
  • Able to cover the room and board rent portion 


Who Can Request Our Services

  • Individuals (self-referrals)
  • Family members
  • Community agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Health care professionals  


How We Can Help 

  •  Assistance with the collaborative development of a recovery plan based on personal goals
  • Mental health status assessment
  • Recovery and wellness planning
  • Support counselling
  • Medication management
  • Life skills training
  • Recreation programming
  • Liaison with other local and regional programs

How to access our services  

AccessMHA provides a single point of entry to Eastern Ontario's system of care for adults (16 years and older) living with mental health issues or substance use disorders. 


To access MHSRC programs and services


  • Log on to AccessMHA and fill out a request form. If you cannot use the online form, please call 1-833-527-8207. 
  • A mental health and addictions professional will work with you to assess your needs and connect you to the right services within your region. 
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Contact Information  




Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. except on holidays



  • Team Supervisor
  • Case Manager
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Registered Practical Nurse
  • Personal Support Worker  






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