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Mental Health

Mental Health

Fred Victor offers a number of support and outreach services to enable people with severe mental health challenges to live dignified and fulfilled lives. Our staff works in a client-directed partnership to build relationships founded on trust, mutual respect and collaboration.

Fred Victor community support workers assist and embolden people in mental health recovery.

Community Support Services

Community Support Services are available for anyone over the age of 16 who is having difficulty managing day-to-day living as a result of severe and persistent mental health illnesses or issues. Long-term community support is available in several languages and includes assisting with:

  • meeting basic needs, such as accessing food, housing, clothing and healthcare
  • managing and learning from crises
  • teaching skills
  • connecting to other resources and services

Services available in English, Tamil, Somali and several other languages.

St. Jamestown Outreach Program (STOP)

The St. Jamestown Outreach Program (STOP) helps adults over the age of 55 whose mental health illnesses or issues (e.g. social isolation, deterioration of physical health, risk of eviction, hoarding and infestation) are impacting their ability to safely maintain their housing. Outreach support includes:

  • short-term intensive support
  • referrals and service coordination
  • personal support worker service through CNH (if eligible)
  • liaisons to primary care services within the community

Early Intervention Programs

Early Intervention Programs provide culturally appropriate case management in Scarborough for people between the ages of 14 to 35 experiencing their first psychosis episode. Support is available in several languages and is also available for the people who care about them. Staff:

  • help meet basic needs, such as accessing food, housing, clothing and healthcare
  • work with family members or other trusted individuals
  • connect people to other resources and services
  • All four programs accept self-referrals and referrals from family members or other service or healthcare providers.

How do I apply?

For Community Support Services and HOP, the referral process is centralized. Complete an application online or download a printable form from The Access Point here.  Contact a Fred Victor Intake Worker for clarification or help with this process.

For STOP, download and complete the application and consent form here and forward to the address found on the application.