Ontario

Aboriginal Mental Health and Addiction Services

Type of Service

Case Management/Supportive Counselling & Services - Mental Health

Program Description

The AMHA Program is a 20-week day mental health and addictions treatment program based on a hybrid model of traditional and western healing approaches. The AMHA program places Aboriginal culture and tradition at its core, while utilizing a client-centered, strengths-based approach to recovery. We assist individuals on their wellness journey by helping them construct their identity as an Aboriginal person and learn about their culture and traditions. Our individualized program allows clients to remain in program as long as clinically indicated, in some cases, up to two years. We utilize both individual counselling and group work to achieve client goals. Program Eligibility: 16+ years old; Experiencing addiction issues; Substance use has occurred in the last 6 months (exceptions to this can be made based on client need and program capacity); Client is able to commit to a minimum of two groups per week, in addition to their weekly or biweekly counselling session (frequency determined by client and their assigned Chayuuweytim); Client has some willingness to change; Client is indigenous or the significant other of someone who is indigenous (partner or parent for example); We welcome clients with addictions who also live with mental health issues, mental health diagnoses, or are on medications, provided they are sufficiently stable to engage in our counselling and group context.

Access Information

Self-referrals are accepted. Walk-in service available as per program hours.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-657-0379
Website

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Toronto)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note

Languages

Odawa Oji-Cree/Ojicree Ojibway Oneida Plains Cree Pottawatami Seneca Swampy Cree English Cayuga Chippewa Cree Delaware Mohawk

Hours

Friday 0900-1700
Monday 0900-2000
Thursday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-2000