Supportive Independent Living Service

Service Description

The Supportive Independent Living Service refers to a variety of Services Offered to persons affected by a severe and persistent psychiatric illness. These services are aimed at increasing clients' well-being by offering clinical follow-up services, advocacy, coordination of services, family support, rehabilitation and the management of medical needs.

Services Offered

  • Life skills training
  • Subsidized housing services (two quadruplexes in Kapuskasing and one in Hearst)
  • Psychiatric consultation and regular follow-up
  • Medication management and coordination of services
  • Advocacy
  • Home-based services
  • Transportation
  • Social activities - outings, drop-in
  • Prevention and educational services for clients and families in relation to mental illness and treatment
  • Public awareness of mental illness within the community
  • Variety of support groups for clients and families
  • Resource centre

Eligibility Criteria

  • 16 years of age or over
  • Diagnosed with a mental disorder by a psychiatrist.

Referral Procedures

Referral to the Supportive Independent Living Service is administered internally. Referrals may come from institutions and other health agencies that can provide sufficient information to indicate that the person has been diagnosed by a psychiatrist (ex. psychiatric report).