This program offers short term accommodations, usually under 90 days with 24 hour supportive services for up to five residents. Staff provide guidance to residents searching for effective mental health treatment for their psychiatric disorder. The group home provides a structured daily program designed to enhance life skills, gain stability and move forward to independent living in the larger community.
SUPPORTIVE APARTMENT PROGRAM
The organization provides individuals with long term affordable rental units in a supportive learning environment. Tenants will meet with their Community Mental Health Worker to mutually develop a recovery plan for the purpose of achieving and maintaining their independence in the community. The plan focuses on practical life skills, illness awareness, medication management, financial responsibilities, household management, community management and any other recovery goals. In addition, we have a two (2) year Transitional Housing Program which provides structure, supervision and support with tenants’ mental health issues, substance abuse or both. Community Mental Health Worker(s) coordinate with external services for additional health care, training programs and employment opportunities.
As an extension of our supportive apartment program, our community outreach services provide support, counselling and connections to other community services and supports.
Our Mental Health Transition Team offers support & resources in the community after a mental health visit to the ER or discharged from the Dube Centre. We connect shortly after discharge to assist in an on-going community care plan. Referrals to this service are typically made by staff in either acute mental health or emergency departments.
Hoarding Support Program for individuals who are waiting to gain insight and skills to cope with hoarding behaviors.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
If you have been recently diagnosed or have been living with mental illness symptoms and wanting some insight around your illness and medications, our services may be of interest to you.
Your family, friends, neighbors, psychiatrist or community support worker are saying that you are needing some help to cope, this may be a program for you.
HOW TO ACCESS OUR PROGRAMS? A completed application has to be submitted for consideration. You can access the APPLICATION FORM from our website OR from our office. Once a completed application is submitted, a program coordinator will review the information. An interview will be scheduled with the applicant to ensure they meet the programs eligibility. If there are no current available openings, the application will remain on file until future openings become available. After three years a new application must be completed.