A Look Inside the Foxglove 'Complex Care' Housing Site
May 11 - The Foxglove multi-use housing building is the latest supportive housing site to open its doors in the City of Surrey.
Located at 9810 Foxglove Dr., the six-storey facility provides 66 supportive homes and 30 permanent shelter spaces for people at risk of or experiencing homelessness, as well as 34 complex-care beds for vulnerable people who need a level of support that goes beyond the current housing model.
Foxglove is one of the first complex-care sites to open as part of the Province’s first-of-its-kind housing program. Complex-care services follow the clients, so if they move, the services will move with them. Depending on the client’s needs, on-site services include medication-assisted treatment and recovery coaching; psychiatric services; primary-care services; overdose prevention services; family and peer supports; skills training and counselling; cooking and meal support; and for Indigenous residents, ceremonial supports and connection to Elders.
The Foxglove project is a result of a partnership between the Province, through BC Housing, the Government of Canada, through Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), the Fraser Health Authority, RainCity Housing and Support Society (the operator), and the City of Surrey. In 2021, a total of 139 Supportive Housing Units opened in Surrey.
This year, including Foxglove, Surrey will deliver another 387 Supportive and Transitional Housing Units.
Learn about new and upcoming supportive housing projects across Surrey.