mental health & wellness 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 at all times. We strive to empower our clients by helping them identify their individual priorities and developing their existing strengths and resilience. The program also provides clients with mental health and addictions resources when they transition out of the shelter into the community.
In addition to regular support from our Mental Health & Wellness Counsellor, our clients also have the opportunity to access in-house psychiatric services every two weeks. Our agency’s Psychiatrist specializes in providing mental health services for transition-age youth with serious mental illness.