Services offered by the programs of these four organizations are briefly outlined below. More information about each service is available on the website of the organizations. In completing the application, you can be confident that we will make sure you get to the most appropriate service with the most appropriate organization to meet your needs.
Case Management Programs
Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) – TBRHSC
Assertive Community Treatment is a community based client-centred, recovery-oriented, specialized mental health service. Its focus is on providing rehabilitation, treatment, and support to people with a serious mental illness based on principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.
Comprehensive Community Support Team (CCST) – SJCG
An interprofessional team that provides medication management and limited community based services as a step down program from more intensive case management services.
Mental Health Case Management – Alpha Court
This program delivers services to individuals ages 16 and older with a mental illness and/or concurrent disorder. Services are based on a psychosocial model of care which facilitates consumer’s full and active participation in the recovery process and promotes independence. Specialized services included are listed below:
A service provided to individuals with mental illness and developmental challenges to promote recovery and independence. Services are provided for as long as is required with the goal of fostering independence in the community.
This program assists Aboriginal individuals with a mental illness and/or concurrent disorder to live successfully in the community through provision of mental health services. The program provides goal oriented, culturally competent, rehabilitation services.
Youth in Transition
A Service for youth ages 16 to 24 who have a confirmed diagnosis or are displaying symptoms of mental illness. Services are designed to connect to needed psychiatric services and promote necessary skills to live independently in the community.
Program for Community Recovery (PCR) – SJCG
An outreach, community-based case management approach for clients with a severe mental illness and co-occurring substance use disorder. The program focus is on helping people overcome problems related to alcohol/drug abuse or dependence and stabilize their mental illness.
Outpatient Mental Health Programs
Getting Appropriate Personal and Professional Supports (GAPPS) – Multiple
GAPPS is an outreach team that engages with people who require, but do not appropriately access, health and social services. The team provides assistance with navigating health, mental health and addictions, and social services including housing to improve overall health and well-being of the target population. Some brief clinical services are provided by Therapeutic Recreationists, Nurses, and Psychiatrist in a less formal setting.
Mental Health Outpatient Program (MHOP) – SJCG
An interprofessional team that provides individual and group psychotherapy including first nation’s teachings, and specialized services including dual diagnosis, dietetics, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and spiritual care.
Diagnostic Assessment and Medication Review
Mental Health Outpatient Program (MHOP) – SJCG
The MHOP team provides psychiatric assessment, diagnostic clarification, and medication consultation, and psychological assessment and diagnostic clarification.
Supportive Housing Programs
Addictions Supportive Housing (ASH) – Alpha Court
For people with problematic substance use who are homeless or at risk of being homeless; Clients of this program are offered subsidized housing along with case management services. Utilizing a harm reduction model, applicants do not have to be abstaining from drug/alcohol use to qualify. These units are not permanent and clients will need to complete an application with Thunder Bay Housing, but will be able to reside in these units until an alternative is offered through Thunder Bay Housing.
Homelessness Initiative Project Phase 2 (HIPP2) – Alpha Court/CMHA
Provides case management and rent supplements to individuals diagnosed with mental illness and at risk of homelessness to access safe and affordable housing. These units are not permanent and clients will need to complete an application with Thunder Bay Housing, but will be able to reside in these units until an alternative is offered through Thunder Bay Housing.
Medium Support Housing – SJCG
Geared for people with a serious mental illness who frequently have difficulty: maintaining personal hygiene; meeting nutritional needs; maintaining a household; managing finances and legal issues; avoiding putting self at risk; responding to dangerous situations; accessing transportation; communicating; managing medication and personal health; participating in leisure/social/vocational activities.
Homes for Special Care (HSC) – SJCG
This program provides accommodation for persons with a serious mental illness requiring long term care and community based rehabilitation. A team of social workers, an occupational therapist, and a therapeutic recreationist, provide treatment and rehabilitation and support services for the clients living in these homes.
Chronic Pain Management Programs
Chronic Pain Management Program (CPMP) – SJCG/TBRHSC
An interprofessional, goal-oriented, team approach to self-management of chronic pain at SJCG. The program aims to enable clients with chronic pain to enhance their ability to function in all aspects of their lives. This holistic program focuses on maintaining and improving physical, psychological, behavioural, recreational, spiritual, and vocational aspects of the individual’s life. Services include an intensive 6 week program, and moderate 12 week program (PACE-IT). Services of an interventionist for specific injections can also be accessed through this referral.