Salvation Army - People Learning Useful Skills (PLUS)
150 Railside Road
North York, Ontario M3A 1A3
Governing Council of the Salvation Army in Canada, The
Vocational / Employment
Assessment and work adjustment training. Work activity involves light assembly, packaging and the operation of industrial machinery in a factory setting. All participants receive an assessment which identifies employability and socialization skills. Achievable goals can then be set which serve to improve job readiness and increase self-confidence. Each participant receives an incentive allowance based on attendance and there is no time limit on the length of participation. Model of service is psychosocial rehabilitation.
Serious Mental Illness Clients
The first step is a tour of the program. This is arranged by calling the director. A referral form must be completed and two medicals: a physical including a tuberculosis test by the family doctor, and a medical completed by the psychiatrist regarding medications and client stability. The client must be stable on medication and cannot have been aggressive or actively using drugs or alcohol in the past six months. The intake process takes approximately two weeks and there is a waiting list which is approximately one to two months.