In 1971, MPA Society was formed and began offering supported housing alternatives to people facing the challenges of mental illness.

The first member-owned, communal living group home, located in the Westside Kitsilano area of Vancouver formed the foundation of MPA Society’s housing program. We currently offer a full continuum of housing options with over 750 individuals living in our Supported and Licensed Housing programs, located throughout the communities of Vancouver, Burnaby, Port Coquitlam and Maple Ridge.

MPA Society’s housing programs focus on connecting participants to family, friends and the larger community in which they live, while actively engaging with service users and community partners, to reduce the harm and stigma associated with having a mental illness. Our programs provide flexibility  to meet the individual needs of each resident.

MPA Society strives to inspire hope and facilitate recovery for people facing the challenges of living with mental illness. We believe that recovery is achieved through empowerment, autonomy and responsibility using the guiding principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation. Our housing programs support people to live full and meaningful lives while developing identities that focus on their strengths and potential.