Dual Diagnosis Case Management Program

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Mental Health

Program Description

Cota Health's Dual Diagnosis Case Management service provides individualized support to clients living with a co-occurring developmental disability and a diagnosis of serious mental illness. In addition to this, the team also provides dedicated support to individuals with a dual diagnosis who also have justice system involvement (Dual Diagnosis and Justice Case Management - DD&J CM). Our Dual Diagnosis Case Managers work collaboratively with all clients to assist them to live safe, active and fulfilling lives within the community. The services are committed to being flexible and responsive to the unique needs and desires of each client. The supports offered to clients typically include: comprehensive assessment, collaborative development of a personalized safety plan, collaborative development and implementation of an individualized recovery/goal plan and assistance to achieve/maintain optimum health and wellness. Services also include direct support in the areas of education about the nature of dual diagnosis; support and education to care givers and/or the person's support network as appropriate; development of personal support networks, including the establishment of a substitute decision maker where appropriate; development and maintenance of self-management strategies; development/maintenance of abilities relating to activities of daily living; encouragement, emotional support and motivation; and referring to and accessing other desired/needed community and primary health care services.

Program Restricted To

Dual Diagnosis Clients

Access Information

Adults (16+ years of age) with a mild to moderate development disability and a diagnosis of a serious mental illness who are agreeable to working with a case manager towards identified goals. To be eligible for the DD&J stream of this service, individuals must meet the previously stated eligibility criteria plus have current involvement with the justice system and/or be assessed as being at significant risk of involvement with the justice system. Furthermore, DD&J CM referrals must be from designated priority referral sources which include Mental Health Court Support Services, Police, Probation/Parole, the Law and Mental Health program at CAMH, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences' Forensic Unit and other funded Mental Health and Justice services.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-785-9230
Toll-Free 888-785-2779

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Toronto)
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed
Note No smoking allowed inside the building.




Main Hours

Monday 0800-1900
Tuesday 0800-1900
Wednesday 0800-1900
Thursday 0800-1900
Friday 0800-1900

Additional hours as needed to meet clients' needs.