Post-Discharge And Supportive Living
The Post-Discharge Transition program supports clients from acute inpatient psychiatry units within Alberta Health Services Calgary Zone who are considered stable enough to be discharged into the community with 24/7 health supports. Referrals for this program come directly from hospitals.
The Supportive Living Program serves individuals 18 years of age and over, who have been diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental health condition and/or concurrent disorder that has affected their ability to live independently. Clients work regularly with CMHA Calgary staff to increase their level of independence through individualized support and goal setting.
All referrals for the Supportive Living Program are done through Alberta Health Services’ Regional Housing Program. Referrals can be made by calling the AHS Intake Coordinator at 403-955-6376.
CMHA Calgary’s Apartments Program supports clients who live in Horizon Housing Society residences to develop independent living skills that help create structure, routine, a positive support system, and improve their overall mental health and wellness.
The Continuing Connections program assists individuals between 18 and 65 years of age who reside in a long-term care centre and who have complex care needs, often managing both long-term physical and mental health concerns. Often clients experience feelings of hopelessness, isolation, or boredom. This recovery-based program is designed to increase clients’ confidence and to facilitate healthy living while restoring hope.
This program is a partnership with Alberta Health Services and is available at Bethany Care Centre, Carewest Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, Garrison Green, Glamorgan Care Centre, and SkyPointe.
Independent Living Support
The emphasis of the Independent Living Support (ILS) Program is on empowering the individual to improve quality and productivity in all areas of community life. The program provides a comprehensive range of skill development services to people with severe and/or persistent mental illness. Clients have the opportunity to continue to receive ILS services until their goals are met, and as long as there is a demonstrated need for services.