Stonehenge Therapeutic Community
 
Stonehenge Therapeutic Community
60 Westwood Rd, Guelph, Ontario  N1H 7X3

Phone: 519-837-1470 | Email: info@stonehengetc.com | Web site: www.stonehengetc.com

Supportive Addiction and Mental Health Housing (SAMH)


SAMH Program Overview

The Supportive Addiction and Mental Health Housing program (SAMH) is funded by the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) and is designed to provide support for people with complex addiction and concurrent mental health needs who are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or who are considered inadequately housed. Stonehenge Therapeutic Community, in partnership with The Canadian Mental Health Association - Waterloo Wellington, provides the support services and housing units in the Guelph-Wellington region.

Edinburgh Place - SAMH Program


Transitional vs Long Term


The SAMH program provides two types of housing. The Transitional program is designed for people who are involved in or have recently completed addiction treatment and who are committed to maintaining abstinence and implementing their recovery skills in a community setting. In the Transitional Program, participants share their living space with up to 3 other people. They receive weekly counselling/support, attend weekly house meetings, and participate in the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the house. Clients are expected to attend and participate in other program activities and community recovery supports in addition to these weekly meetings. It is an expectation that participants actively engage in program activities and stay focused on their ongoing recovery goals, including obtaining permanent housing. Participants are accepted into the Transitional Program for a period of 6 months, and can submit a written request to extend their time in the program for up to a total of 364 days. Extensions will be granted based on the individual's identified recovery goals and their demonstrated active participation in the program.

In the Long Term Program, individual participants live independently and have weekly counselling/support sessions in their units. The program operates from a harm reduction philosophy and clients agree to engage in other activities which support their goals. Long Term program participants are strongly encouraged to stay engaged in the program and to work towards making self-identified positive changes that improve their health and well-being.

 

 

Program Criteria

The goal of the SAMH program is to increase the health and social outcomes of people with problematic substance use and concurrent mental health issues by providing stable housing coupled with individualized support. Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for the program:

  • Are 18 years of age or older
  • Have chronic or acute experiences of addiction and/or concurrent mental health needs
  • Have recent experience with homelessness or be at-risk of homelessness (including transitional housing, living on the street, etc)
  • Have frequent contact with withdrawal management, police, and/or emergency services
  • Are committed to active participation in counselling and support services
  • Have attended/completed an addiction treatment program within the last year (Transition Program only)
     

 
Sidney House - SAMH Program

Application Process

All referrals to the SAMH Program go through Here 24/7. Applicants must call 1-844-437-3247 (1-844-HERE247) to complete eligibility screening and be placed on the wait list for assessment. You can also visit www.here247.ca for more information.


SAMH Contacts for Guelph-Wellington

For more information about the SAMH program in the Guelph-Wellington area, please connect with our primary contact for this program;

Christine Sciascetti, Counsellor
csciascetti@stonehengetc.com
(519) 240-4539


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Contact

Stonehenge Therapeutic Community
60 Westwood Rd
Guelph, Ontario
N1H 7X3

(519) 837-1470
(519) 837-3232 (F)
info@stonehengetc.com

 

 

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