Community Mental Health Programs (CMHP) offers various support services to assist the needs of the homeless, those “at risk” of becoming homeless, as well as those experiencing mental health and addictions issues. CMHP promotes rehabilitative, harm reduction and recovery-based models of service to provide opportunities for clients to attain their self-identified goals.
CMHP programs and services
Transitional Case Managers
- Team of four providing transitional assistance and support to those who are leaving hospital and coping with mental illness.
- Case managers maintain ongoing contact with clients after hospital discharge for up to nine weeks.
- A dedicated team that reaches out and seeks individuals who are in need of social assistance.
- Offers support including court diversion program, housing advocacy, and assistance with income services, advocating with medical professionals.
- Helps clients access other social services and food services agencies and community resources.
Crash Bed Program
- 9:00 pm to 7:00 am daily including weekends.
- Available to both men and women that either cannot or will not access regular shelter beds, but is an alternative to sleeping on the street.
- Has 10 gender-segregated beds for women and 11 beds for men, with separate entrances for each side.
- Rooms are individual and there is access to shower facilities and nourishment.
The Resource Centre – Gathering Place
- 9:30 am to 4:00 pm five days a week (Monday to Friday)
- A friendly drop-in safe space for men and women.
- A multipurpose room offering coffee, water, free laundry or hair cut.
- Access to a telephone and computer as well as vocational, social, leisure, and educational programming.
- Access to individual function assessments, addiction assessments, and referral to treatment centres and other services.