EPINSS was founded in 1986 in response to an acute lack of services, supports, and programs available for individuals re-entering the community upon discharge from a psychiatric hospital setting. EPINSS has grown over time and we currently have 155 beds in 4 programs and operate out of 5 buildings.
Included within the care programs is a 13-bed secure unit (SL4D) for people with elopement risks, 84 designated supportive living (SL4) beds, 50 wellness integrated support home (WISH) beds, and an 8-bed transitional program.
Edmonton People in Need Shelter Society provides a safe environment for its clients and staff by fostering a culture of independence, choice, and respect. Using a similar philosophy, EPINSS strives to provide a learning environment for the team by encouraging participation in decision-making.