Group homes offer an important service to their residents because they provide short and long-term living arrangements, affordable and safe housing, skills training, peer support and counselling, and simply an opportunity for people in need to live independently. Group homes make it possible for residents to live within their community.
Richmond's History with Group Homes
The City of Richmond has a tradition of inclusiveness and has always looked for ways to support those with special needs within the community. With the advent of de-institutionalization - the philosophy of housing persons needing specialized care in smaller, home-like settings in their communities rather than in large institutions - Richmond has received requests from organizations and private operators to establish group homes in the community.
Group Home Publications
Group Homes in Richmond is a publication prepared for Richmond Residents by the City of Richmond. These publications provide Richmond residents with information about group homes in the City and the current policy framework that exists for them.
April 2011 - Chinese
City of Richmond Policy 4001 - Group Homes