Community Mental Health Services at Providence Care encompasses Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) & Community High Intensity Treatment (CHITT), Case Management Services, Community Connections Recovery Program, Dual Diagnosis Consultation Outreach Team (DDCOT), Forensic Mental Health Outreach, Mood Disorders Outreach, Personality Disorders Service and Voices, Opportunities and Choices Employment Club (VOCEC).
Assertive Community Treatment & Community High Intensity Treatment
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) & Community High Intensity Treatment (CHITT) provide recovery-oriented treatment, rehabilitation and support services for those who experience a serious mental illness, who require a higher level of support in order to maintain success in community living and who have not benefited from traditional community mental health supports. Service provision is based on a shared-care model, with an inter-disciplinary team assisting individuals to realize their personal recovery goals.
CHITT provides 24/7 service (on call after hours) to clients making the transition from hospital to community.
Case Management Services
Case Management Services provides recovery-oriented treatment, rehabilitation and support for those who experience symptoms of a serious mental illness and who are living in the community. The team assists individuals who are ready to ‘step down’ from the more extensive supports provided by the ACT teams. The team assists individual to increase their quality of life and success in community living. Service provision is on an individual basis and is provided by a case manager and psychiatrist to assist individuals to realize their personal recovery goals.
Community Connections Recovery Program is an individualized rehabilitation program that offers a supportive environment where clients can learn skills and coping strategies necessary for successful community living.
Dual Diagnosis Consultation Outreach Team
Dual Diagnosis Consultation Outreach Team (DDCOT) supports individuals who are 16 years old and older, and who have a dual diagnosis: an intellectual disability or autism or pervasive developmental disorder, with a suspected or diagnosed mental illness or behavioural disorder.
Forensic Mental Health Outreach
Forensic Mental Health Outreach provides specialized services to clients who have come into contact with the law and who reside in the community.
Housing and Community Integration
Housing and Community Integration / Homes for Special Care supports adults with serious mental illness who cannot live independently in the community, and who require assistance with daily living on a 24-hour basis.
Mood Disorders Outreach
Mood Disorders Outreach provide specialized care to adults with major depression, bipolar disorders, dysthymia, cyclothymia and other mood disorders. Services include psychiatry, occupational therapy, social work, cognitive behavioural therapy groups, and Changeways groups (for depression and bipolar illness).
Personality Disorders Service
Personality Disorders Service provides care for non-psychotic adults who have a diagnosis of a personality disorder. These individuals tend to experience intense and distorted thoughts, and engage in self-destructive and socially inappropriate behaviours that are hard to change and impact aspects of daily life. Read about the programs that Personality Disorders Service provides here.
Voices, Opportunities & Choices Employment Club
Voices, Opportunities and Choices Employment Club (VOCEC) is a non-profit corporation, established to create and provide employment for consumers of mental health services at Providence Care and elsewhere in the community.
The corporation is run by a community volunteer Board of Directors and supported by Vocational Rehabilitation Services staff. Visit them here