Supportive Independent Living Programme (SIL)

Program Description

This program refers to a variety of services offered to individuals affected by a mental illness. Our multidisciplinary team within seeks to affect changes in a person’s environment to facilitate improvement in symptoms or personal distress and life outcomes.

Services Offered to Clients

  • On-going needs assessment
  • Psychological support to clients and their families
  • Life skills and social skills training and support
  • Assistance in job searching and training
  • Subsidized housing services (two quadruplexes in Kapuskasing and one in Hearst)
  • Psychiatric assessment including treatment recommendations and medication monitoring
  • Social activities – Drop-in, outings and more, including transportation
  • Advocating for the client to promote and protect rights
  • Provide accompaniment and transportation to medical appointments when needed (ex. pharmacy, hospital, physician, etc.)

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals 16 years of age or over
  • Diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental disorder by a psychiatrist.

Referral Procedures

Referrals are administered internally. Referrals may come from a health care provider that can provide sufficient information to indicate that the person has a diagnosis from a psychiatrist.