Community Care Program

What we do

We are a community-based supportive housing program for individuals who require support as a result of a severe and persistent mental illness. Our program provides residential, psychiatric, case management and therapeutic recreation services to voluntary residents. Community care homes are privately owned and operated with the majority being located in the Conception Bay area. There are currently over a dozen community care homes which are staffed 24 hours a day, with over 150 placements in the program. The Regional Health Authority is responsible for monitoring and licensing the homes according to the Provincial Personal Care Home Operational Standards.

Who can access this service

This service may be for you, if you

  • are at least 18 years of age, remembering that the majority of community care residents are middle-aged to senior;
  • are in agreement to placement in the Community Care Program, as this is a voluntary program, and you are willing to live cooperatively with others;
  • have a primary diagnosis of psychiatric illness or concurrent disorder;
  • do not have a history of physical aggression unrelated to psychiatric illness;
  • meet the criteria for level one care as per Department of Health and Community Services regulations;
  • are eligible for a financial subsidy or in agreement to privately pay for service.

Our team

  • Registered nurses
  • Social workers
  • Recreation therapy workers
  • Dietitians
  • Financial assessment officers

The program also has access to dedicated psychiatry services through regularly scheduled clinics.

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to reach us

Telephone: 709-834-0801 (main reception)
Telephone: 709-834-0802 (community care program manager)

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Last updated: 2020-06-01