Rideauwood partners with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) to provide addiction focused treatment services for clients who are homeless and have both substance use and mental health issues. These include specialized groups for women, seniors, youth and trauma survivors.

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR?

These specialized groups are available to CMHA clients referred through their case workers. Clients with mental health issues who are or become clients of CMHA will be considered for the program.

HOW WILL THIS PROGRAM HELP?

  • Clients are helped to minimize the destructive impact of their substance use in their day-to-day lives.
  • Clients are provided with a safe place to come and talk to each other openly about their issues without fear of judgment or pressure to comply with someone else’s treatment goals for them.
  • As clients become interested in pursuing abstinence goals they can be transferred to treatment groups and are fully supported with referrals and aftercare.

HOW DOES THE PROGRAM WORK?

This program provides weekly group sessions and activities in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. Each group is facilitated by a CMHA counsellor and a Rideauwood counsellor working in partnership.

GETTING STARTED

If you are interested in this group, please speak to your CMHA worker.

Our Funders/Partners for the Concurrent Disorder Program are: