Portable Subsidies

The majority of McLaren’s clients/participants are offered living support via portable subsidies. These subsidies are with the person and allows, within the parameters of the funding, flexibility on where one can reside.

Scattered Subsidies- McLaren has 15 B.C. Housing funded subsidies. Existing McLaren program participants can apply for these which enable the applicant to live in rental accommodation in building and geographic location of their choice in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.

Portable LEAP(Living Empowered & Positive) Program– This program has been in operation for over 20 years. There are currently 35 subsidies funded by BC Gaming, MAC Aids Fund, Positive Women’s Network, Fillmore Family Foundation, and various private foundations and donors. McLaren’s annual fundraising efforts provide additional monies. Participants reside in Vancouver & the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Northern B.C.

100% of funds raised and allocated to this program go directly to rental subsidies.

Enhanced Support Program(ESP)-funded by B.C. Housing with 25 portable subsidies this program also provides a full-time support worker to assist program participants who are at risk of homelessness and need some staff support to set life goals etc. to stabilize their lives and enhance their overall health.

 STOP HIV/AIDs(VCH) – Funds from this project provides for 5 portable subsidies for families and a outreach worker to provide family and one-on-one support.

Sponsored Subsidy Program(SSP)– This program costs $6000 per person a year to fund. Participants can raise their own portable subsidy and McLaren manages the funds. Money may be provided by businesses, friends or family. These subsidies can be allocated to a named individual or someone on our waitlist. Please contact 604-669-4090 for more information.