Community Connections

Type of Service

Support Within Housing - Mental Health

Program Description

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

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, medications). Referrals are reviewed by the Program Director/Designate and the intake process generally involves one or more interviews, a tour of the group home, a meeting and a trial visit with 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

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note No smoking is allowed in the building. Residents may smoke in designated area outside.

Languages

English Interpretation Services

Hours

Main Hours

Monday 0830-1630
Tuesday 0830-1630
Wednesday 0830-1630
Thursday 0830-1630
Friday 0830-1630
Saturday 1100-1900
Sunday 1100-1900