Mobile Addictions Outreach
MAO provides street level front line services to the people of Grande Prairie experiencing homelessness, substance addictions and mental health issues. Our MAO staff provide one to one service through referrals and cold calls they receive from the community. They work closely with other agencies within our community.
MAO staff are also involved in purveying Housing First, Alberta Works, treatment applications and medical/psychiatric appointments. Including, access to food, clothing and transportation. Supported by Alberta Health Service.
What We Do
- Street Outreach
- Case Management
- Provide referrals and connection to other community supports
- Provide education on addictions, mental health and harm reduction
- Provide support and advocacy
Intensive Case Management
CMHA provides intensive case management for the homeless individuals in Grande Prairie through the Housing First Program and is funded through the City of Grande Prairie’s Homelessness Initiative Program. This program offers support to individuals who experience homelessness and have multiple barriers regarding locating and maintaining housing.
What We Do
- Use Centralized Assessments to identify appropriate clients
- Mandatory home visits
- Match a Case Manager who has the appropriate skills to support the client, relative to clients acuity level and needs
- Individualized case plans with measurable goals are developed with the client on a regularly scheduled basis through a person-centered approach.
- Life skills teaching/coaching on-site in a clients home on a regularly scheduled basis
- Ensure the landlord-tenant agreement is in the tenants name. Arrangements are made when possible to have rent paid directly to the landlord from the income source.
- Deliver support services to Aboriginal clients in a culturally appropriate manner.
- Facilitate move out: the program ensure that clients who would benefit from continued participation in program services, or otherwise cannot continue to be serviced by the project, are offered active support to become successfully transitioned into appropriate housing. The program will not knowingly discharge or exit a client into homelessness.
Constructed in 2003, Willow Place is a 57 unit apartment building for individuals with mental health conditions. CMHA-ANWR operates the building where residents live independently in studio suite apartments.
To become a resident of Willow Place, you must qualify for affordable housing, be able to pay rent and live independently with support. For more information, please call us at (780) 814-2349.
Hub Resource Centre
The Hub Resource Centre is located on the first floor of Willow Place and it offers the opportunity for anyone who is currently experiencing or has experienced a mental illness to participate in a variety of fun programs and activities. This program is funded in cooperation with Alberta Health Services.
Come and join us
- Creative Arts Drop In Tuesdays/Thursdays 1-3 Every week there is unique art projects
- Collective Kitchen $10.00/month Includes:
- Participating in meal prep
- nutritional information
- 1 brunch a week
- 1 supper a week
- Fieldtrips, Boardgames, Cards & Coffee, Speacial Occasion Activities, Bingo, Sing-a-longs and much more.
Support For Persons With Disabilities
Provides one to one support to individuals with developmental disabilities, mental health disabilities and/or addictions expand their social networks, develop social skills and improve positive interaction. Through person centre planning and individualized goal setting, social skills are further developed while the individual works toward enhancing positive relationships, improving their sense of well-being and inclusion in the community.
We strive to offer support to individuals with a wide variety of needs, and since receiving a level 1 accreditation in October of 2015, we have widened the scope of our support services to include:
- Community Living Supports & Accessibility
- Employment & Educational Support; assistance acquiring or maintaining employment, résumé preparation, application and funding inquiries for school
- Address physical and health needs
- Support with maintaining housing
- Support with justice
- Support for enhancing cultural values & beliefs
- Personal accountability
- Complex needs
Our staff are professionals who have satisfied all of the requirements for Disability Services & Accreditation training. We provide individuals with the support they need to achieve their greatest potential. Contact us for more information on this client-focused, person-centred program.