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. 


Experiencing a mental health crisis? Call Crisis Line: 1-866-996-0991


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 


To ask for help, call Mental Health Services of Renfrew County (MHSRC): MHSRC Central Referral and Info Line

(613) 732-8770, extension 8006

1-800-991-7711, extension 8006


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


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



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






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