mental health & addictions support
This multifaceted program provides clients with a broad range of services including; individual counselling, case management; crisis management, therapeutic group facilitation and assessment services. Many of these services are provided using an informal, relationship-building approach in the shelter’s common areas or through one-on-one counselling. The counsellor embraces a non-judgemental, harm reduction philosophy that focuses on maintaining safety and empowers client to identify their individual priorities and work with their existing strengths and resilience. The program also provides clients with mental health and addiction resources when they transition out of the shelter into the community.