Ontario

Support within Housing - Case Management

Type of Service

Support Within Housing - Mental Health

Program Description

Our staff is from multi-disciplinary backgrounds. Varied knowledge, outlooks, expertise and skills combine in a team approach to promote a wide array of services and program activities for members. Staff focuses on developing interests, talents and strengths. Our program aims to assist members in improving their abilities to care for themselves in the community; build self-esteem and confidence, educate members with respect to stress management and coping tools, improve social interactions with family and friends, and educate and involve the community regarding mental health and supportive housing. Members are encouraged to be actively involved in planning programs and operating the house as a means to instil self-confidence and help them to assume greater responsibility. Staff assists the members to improve practical skills such as cooking, money management, household cleaning, personal hygiene, group decision making, individual goal setting and use of medication. Members plan and participate in house meetings and group outings. In order to help members cope with mental illness, staff provides education regarding the illness, signs and symptoms, medication, etc. Members are encouraged to discuss feelings regarding their illnesses in individual and group programs. Chai Tikvah acknowledges the importance of family ties, staff helps members and families improve mutual communication and interaction skills. Participation at community facilities such as the J.C.C. and synagogues are also encouraged.

Access Information

Referrals accepted from self, family or professionals. Clients must be stable on medication and be cognitively or emotionally impaired, due to mental illness and under the care of a psychiatrist. Clients must be stabilized, willing and able to learn living skills, potential for rehabilitation. No waiting list, only advertised if there is an opening.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-640-1934
Website

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 16 and up
Catchment Municipalities: (Toronto)
Wheelchair Access No

Smoking

Policy Allowed
Note

Languages

English Hebrew

Hours

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