The social reintegration program offers housing and support that can last from 1 to 18 months. Participants are first admitted to the Intake and Integration service, which contains 30 beds in open-plan units. After a three-month stay, they may move on to the Transition service, which comprises 31 recently renovated private rooms.
The social reintegration program helps men who are experiencing temporary difficulties (marital problems, job loss, burnout, etc.) find their way off the street as quickly as possible. However, most of them are grappling with addiction and/or physical or mental health issues, which they must work to overcome.
The intervention philosophy of the social reintegration service is based on a harm reduction approach. Participants must, however, adhere to the intervention plan they have established with their front-line staff member by remaining active and motivated to embark on the process of change.
They have curfews to abide by and a charter of rights and responsibilities. The costs for this program are based on income and include three meals a day, clothing service, support from a team of front-line staff members and on-site consultation with health professionals. They also have access to support services related to employability, education and court appearances.
Trustee service is mandatory, as is budget preparation.
You can reach the Social Reintegration team by dialling 514 845-0168, ext. 351 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org