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Our Services

CMHA Nipissing offers a number of services and supports to the community. Read more below.

Accessible Customer Service
Affordable Housing Project: 416 Lakeshore

On November 20, 2009, the governments of Canada and Ontario made a public announcement under the Affordable Housing Program. Now that the announcement has been made, we are pleased to advise that CMHA Nipissing has been approved for funding to acquire and renovate a motel to accommodate 20 tenants.  The disappearance of boarding home housing resources in our community during the last two years has prompted CMHA Nipissing to develop this alternative model of congregate housing.

Bridges Community Outreach and Daily Living Supports

This service provides community supports including advocacy and coordination of services for clients with multiple needs and is accessed through the Community Mental Health Support Services Common Referral process.

Bridges Voluntary Trusteeship

The Voluntary Trusteeship Service provides assistance to individuals with serious mental illness whose financial situation is impacting on their mental health and recovery. The service is accessed through the Community Mental Health Support Services Common Referral process, and is designed to compliment and enhance other community supports.

High Support Residence, 501 Morris

This service is a transitional, high-support group living environment for eight individuals with serious mental illness who need significant 24 hour supports to prepare for successful community living. Residents improve life skills, learn symptom management, coping techniques,  interpersonal skills and community awareness.

Housing Outreach Services

The Housing Outreach provides supports to individuals with a serious mental illness who are at risk of homelessness due to their mental illness. The program also offers support to the landlord housing the client, and the client’s family members, and promotes community awareness of mental illness and the related housing issues. The service is accessed through the Community Mental Health Support Services Common Referral process.

156 McIntyre Street West
North Bay, ON P1B 2Y6
Tel:(705)474-1299
Fax:(705)474-5325
email: info@cmhanipissing.on.ca

Mental Health Justice Service

The Mental Health Justice Service is a client centered program which provides outreach  support, assistance, and intensive case management to individuals with serious mental illness who come into conflict with the law. The program operates in close collaboration with key partners such as the provincial Crown Attorney, NBRHC Forensic services, lawyers, police  services and other mental health service providers.

Mental Health Promotion, Information and Education Services

The Nipissing Branch of the C.M.H.A. sponsors the Mental Health Promotion, Information and Education Services to promote the distribution of mental health information and access to support services in the community.
The Education Program is designed to increase public knowledge and awareness of Mental Health and Illness.

Northern Shores Human Services and Justice Coordination Committee (NS HSJCC)

CMHA Nipissing is the designated host agency for the NS HSJCC which meets about four times a year to oversee and support the work undertaken by each of the more local HSJCCs based in the Districts of Parry Sound, Nipissing and Timiskaming.

Regional Developmental Disabilities Outreach Service

This service is operated jointly with the North Bay Regional Health Centre, Dual Diagnosis and Mental Health and the Law. It  provides psychiatric consultation, treatment and referral services for adults with a diagnosis of both developmental and psychiatric disabilities.

Amy Betzner-Massana
Mental Health Clinician
Developmental Disabilities Service
North Bay Regional Health Centre, Regional Specialized Mental Health Outreach Services
156 McIntyre Street West, North Bay, ON P1B 2Y6
Tel: (705) 474-1299 ext 224
amy.betzner-massana@nbrhc.on.ca