WISH (Supportive Housing Program)

Finding safe, affordable housing can feel impossible for women and gender diverse people who have faced homelessness, trauma, or mental health challenges. Across the Halifax Regional Municipality, this challenge is felt every day.

WISH is providing hope through short and long-term apartment units for women and gender diverse people who need affordable, dignified, and supportive housing.

Additional supports and programs are offered to WISH participants to help them rebuild independence and work toward their goals.

Housing Supports We Offer

  • 24-hour emergency on-call support
  • A furnished apartment
  • Case planning
  • Eviction prevention
  • Financial management
  • Home visitation
  • Individualized support
  • Service navigation


  • Women and gender diverse people
  • Over the age of 19
  • Unhoused or at risk of homelessness
  •  Receiving Employment Support and Income Assistance

Thank you for never giving up on me and for giving me the safe space I needed to regain my life. I could not have done this without the support of WISH.

WISH Participant

How to Apply to WISH

To apply to for WISH housing, please contact us to make an intake appointment. After being approved for the program, participants are placed on a wait-list for available units.

To make an intake appointment or to learn more about WISH please contact: