Community Connections

Type of Service

Support Within Housing - Mental Health

Program Description

Eight-bed group home that provides affordable housing and daily (but not overnight) staff support for adults with serious mental illness. Residents must be able to manage their own medication and to be in good enough physical health to climb stairs and participate in program activities and household maintenance. Staff provides one-to-one and group support, practical assistance and skills teaching to assist residents in their recovery and in developing skills for independent living. Residents have individual bedrooms.

Organization's Current Reported COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response: Residential Services Open and continues to provide support to current clients. The program is not accepting new admissions at this time. The homes are at full capacity. New referrals are still being accepted.

Access Information

A written referral is required from a mental health service provider, as is receipt of other needed mental health services (e.g., case management, psychiatry, medication). Referrals are reviewed by the Program Director/Designate and the intake process generally involves one or more interviews, a tour of the facility, a meeting and a trial visit with the current residents. Rent is geared to income. Key determinants of program eligibility are: sufficient physical health, and supervision and support needs can be accommodated with current staffing levels.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost Yes

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-371-2390
Fax 519-372-1592

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 to 55 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Bruce; Grey)
Wheelchair Access No

Languages

English Interpretation Services

Hours

Main Hours

Monday 0900-2100
Tuesday 0900-2100
Wednesday 0900-2100
Thursday 0900-2100
Friday 0900-2100
Sunday 1100-1600

Some on-call support available to residents.