Becoming a Member at Laing House

About Laing House

Laing House is a non-profit organization with a focus on empowering young people aged 16-29 who have lived mental health experience.  

For over twenty years, Laing House has been proudly creating communities centering on peer support, mutual encouragement, hope and recovery guidance. 

With our flagship location in our heritage property in the heart of downtown Halifax, a satellite location in Yarmouth, and a wide range of services offered via our Laing Online platform, Laing House offers accessible mental health support for our members across the province. 

Our Model: Come as You Are 

We create inclusive social hubs where our members can access the resources they need for their mental health recovery and enjoy the benefits of participating in our powerful peer support network.  

Our Laing House teams work with our youth members to design holistic plans for goal setting, mastery of life skills, and building resilience. We also strive create environments that foster curiosity, confidence and a sense of community. 

Our service menu reflects best practice approaches linked to employment, education, community navigation, healthy eating, recreation and creative arts. To respond to the evolving needs of the people we support, many of our programs are co-designed and co-led by our members. We also work closely with partners from the health care system, community-based organizations and local businesses to ensure a well-rounded approach to learning and engagement. 

In addition to scheduled programming, we offer a drop-in model with flexible hours so we can be a reliable and consistent point of support for our members when they need us. Members can stop by one of our locations to speak to our staff, access information, enjoy a snack, or just relax in a safe and welcoming environment. At Laing House in Halifax, we offer laundry and shower services as well as open access to our large art room and kitchen. 

How to Apply:

If Laing House sounds like a place for you, we invite you to review and complete our
icon New Member Application Form

Please return your completed form to Laing House via email or Canada Post:

Via Email


Via Regular Mail:

Please send your application via PDF attachment
to our Intake coordinator at:


Please mail your completed application to:

Laing House Intake Coordinator
c/o: Laing House
1225 Barrington Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1Y2


Once we receive your New Member Application Form is received, you will be contacted by our Intake Coordinator who will initiate a readiness assessment, Laing House tour and onboarding process.

Please be aware that we currently have a waiting list and new member applications received after March 1stwill be reviewed in April 2022.
We apologize for this inconvenience but we look forward to connecting soon!