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|Older Adult Categories - Niagara||Community Health - Information & Referral ; Community Health - Mental Health ; COMMUNITY HEALTH (ALL)|
|Location, Telephone & Internet|
|Address & Map|
36 Page St
St Catharines, ON L2R 4A7
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|Located In Community||St Catharines|
|Intersection||Queenston St and Page St|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Angelica Reyes, Volunteer Coordinator|
|Primary Executive||George Kurzawa, Executive Director|
|Description & Services|
|Areas Served||Niagara Region|
|Description||Committed to improving the quality of life for individuals experiencing mental and emotional issues who reside in the Niagara Region. |
Provides: Information and referral service ~ crisis intervention ~ short term counselling ~ depression support group ~ public education ~ advocacy and social action ~ depression in the workplace presentations ~ mental health first aid ~ mental health court support
Information and Referral: Individuals, families and interested parties receive phone support, referrals and general information about mental illness in the Resource Centres.
Resource Centre: people can come to get information and resources about mental illness and its effects. A broad range of community resources are also accessible for individuals and their families. A Mental Health Counsellor is available to assist members of the community in accessing programs and services in CMHA and within the community.
Public Education: Community members are provided with information to increase their understanding and acceptance of people with mental illness. Information to promote positive mental health (wellness) is also provided throughout the Niagara Region.
Volunteer Development: Volunteers work directly with individuals experiencing mental health through WARM Line, Partnering Up, Speakers Bureau, public education and mental health promotion. Volunteers also make up the Board of Directors, as well as committees. Volunteers receive training and support throughout the Niagara Region.
COUNSELLING AND CRISIS CARE
Urgent Support Services: Crisis workers provide support to individuals in crisis and provide access to Safe Beds as necessary. The service is available 15 Wellington St, St Catharines and 6760 Morrison St, Niagara Falls - 11:30 am to 7:00 pm Mon-Fri
Short-term accommodation (3-5 days) for non-medical crisis resolution. Located at 15 Wellington St, St Catharines.
Short-term Counselling: Individuals with emotional difficulties receive individual counselling and access to other services as needed in Fort Erie, St Catharines, Niagara Falls and Port Colborne.
Support Groups: Depression group is offered at various times throughout the year. Individuals share common feelings and experiences with a goal to learn coping strategies. Trained counsellors facilitate the support groups in Fort Erie, St Catharines and Niagara Falls.
Community Support: Individuals are helped to access and maintain housing, learn basic life skills, linked with community resources and progress towards recovery. Service offerred throughout the Niagara Region.
Phase II Homelessness Initiative: To provide a combination of affordable housing and the ongoing, flexible supports to maintain the housing for individuals with serious mental health issues who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless throughout the Niagara Region.
MENTAL HEALTH COURT SUPPORT
Individuals charged with minor offences, as per Crown policy, are supported in the court system and with their transition back into the community. Individuals are assisted to obtain the supports they need including: housing, social assistance and medical services. Peer support and case management provided as necessary.
TRANSITIONAL RESIDENTIAL SUPPORT
Provides housing and support services for individuals who are experiencing mental health and/or addictions and prepared to make some change towards recovery. A home in Niagara Falls for females and St Catharines for males.
REAL Work (Renewed Employment Access Link): Individuals are helped in their development of job skills and employment search. Once a job is found, individuals are assisted to maintain their employment throughout the Niagara Region. Also offers a website: www.realwork.ca
|Hours||Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) and up|
|Application||Referrals are accepted from anyone.|
|Fees||Membership - $20 ; CMHA Niagara Membership - $20|
|Print Material||Brochures; Newsletter - MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS|
|Funding||Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care ; Federal - Human Resources & Skills Developement ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way - St Catharines, South Niagara, Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie ; Fees - Membership ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care ; Federal - Human Resources & Skills Development ; Fundraising ; Donations ; United Way - St Catharines, South Niagara, Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie ; Fees - Membership|
|Other Links for Searching|
|Service Categories||Career Counselling ~ Mental Health Issues ; Community Mental Health Agencies ; Community Mental Health Agencies ~ Administrative Entities ; Community Mental Health Agencies ~ Crisis Intervention ; Community Mental Health Agencies ~ Information and Referral Associations ; Jail Diversion Programs for Mentally Ill Offenders ; Mental Health Halfway Houses|
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