Mental Patients' Association Housing Project
Organization profile published 1982

Year Published:  1982
Resource Type:  Organization
Cx Number:  CX2635

For over a decade the MENTAL PATIENT'S ASSOCIATION has been providing communal housing with a self-help approach to individual development for people who have been recently discharged from an institution. Its latest project, the Phoenix apartment building, contains fourteen suites, laundry facilities, and a common area for group activities and meetings.

Residents are assisted by two co-ordinators in setting employment and/or educational action plans as well as clarifying other personal goals. Group programmes focus on increasing the individual's awareness of mental health-related issues and money management. Guest speakers, resource people, and community support groups are utilized in providing guidance for tenants.

Rent is based on the B.C. Ministry of Human Resources' maximum shetler component or, in the case of an employed individual, approximately 25 per cent of monthly gross income. Residents are expected to keep their suites resonably clean and to participate in general building maintenance. An advisory committee review applications and selects tenants by interview.

This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.
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