Upstream Ottawa Mental Health Community Support

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Our Mission: Providing community supports to youth and adults living with mental health and substance-use health challenges, to lead self-guided and fulfilling lives. Our Values: Client-focused: Upstream offers a holistic approach that is responsive and adaptable to the needs and wants of our diverse clients, who define their own goals and measurements of success Committed to equity: Upstream is improving access and quality of care by offering equitable and inclusive programs and supports to communities that traditionally have been under-served and marginalized Meaningfully engaged: To successfully build the pathways to support, recovery and wellness, Upstream collaborates with our clients, and their families, in the design and decision-making for programs and services Community-based: Upstream is committed to building strong ties with the community, both to find the means to support our work, and to respond to the changing needs of increasingly diverse populations. Upstream Ottawa, formerly Project Upstream Ottawa Carleton Inc, has been in operation since 1985. Upstream's staff and Board of Directors are committed to providing innovative individualized services to its consumers based on best practices and common sense. Upstream Ottawa provides a range of support services to persons with mental illness. Services include: -Mental Health Intensive Case Management - Our operational core activity -Family-focused Case Management- liaison with network and coordination of services -Advocacy -Informal counseling -Life skills teaching/coaching (ex. budgeting, nutrition, cooking, cleaning, medication management) -Group facilitation -Crisis prevention/intervention -Goal development and strategies/support for achievement -Practical supports and assistance Extras: Upstream is know in the community for going above and beyond in serving those most vulnerable. Currently we provide: -Upstream Psychiatric Assessment clinic -Back to school Back to work program -16 apartments 1st Connections monthly luncheon -Monthly Outing
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204-100 Craig Henry Dr
, Nepean
, ON
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