Aim of Service
This service assists people with a mental illness to choose, get and keep valued roles in the community such as employee, tenant or student. Working through a step-by-step process with a Rehabilitation Worker, people learn skills and make the changes necessary to be successful and satisfied.
What is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is more than just finding a job, home, school, or a place to meet people. It is helping people to recover or discover meaningful roles in life. The development of the right skills, resources and supports are important once the person begins their new role so they can achieve success in it. The person has an opportunity to look at his/her whole life and develop wellness plans, work on addictions, and manage thoughts and feelings.
Rehabilitation staff work with people on an individual basis to select a place to live, learn, work or socialize from the broadest range of possibilities based on personal preferences, interests and skills.
The first step is attending an information session.
The purpose of the session is to provide information about the Rehabilitation Service that will help people decide if they would like to apply. Some of the things that are discussed include:
- An overview of CMHA, Winnipeg Region and the Rehabilitation & Recovery Service
- An overview of recovery and how we work with people
- A discussion of who might be a match for our service and how to apply
The information session takes about 45 minutes after which applications are made available for those interested. An individual intake process is provided on a later date.
To register for the next information session, call 982-6100.
Parent Wellness Initiative:
Is a service of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Winnipeg Region. This service works together with single parents (mom or dad), age 18 and older, who have at least one child under the age of six, and who are enrolled in the single parent category of Employment and Income Assistance (EIA).
Participants need to live in the Point Douglas/Downtown or Seven Oaks/Inkster areas of Winnipeg.The working partnership we build with individuals focuses on achieving goals related to:
- Finding a place to live
- Acquiring meaningful employment or education
- Building positive relationships
- Identifying meaningful activities
- Being an effective parent
For more information, speak to your EIA Case Coordinator or call our office: 982-6100. Click here to access the brochure for the Initiative, Help Me Grow - Parental Solutions.
The CMHA Winnipeg Region's Parent Wellness Initiative (PWI) now has a newsletter - click here to access the PWI spring/summer 2012 newsletter.
Please see our Exploring the Journey of Recovery page for detailed information.
Events and Information
A monthly publication of free or low cost events happening throughout Winnipeg. Click here to access the current issues and back issues.
Portable Housing Benefit
For general information on the PHB program, click here. Unfortunately, our Portable Housing Benefit program is filled to capacity. We are not able to accept applications at this time.