The Harm Reduction Home (HRH) Residential Program works to support individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and who are also impacted by alcohol dependence.
The HRH Residential Program provides access to a managed alcohol program (MAP) where individuals are supported with housing and addressing primary care and mental health needs.
Individualized care planning assists individuals to work towards personal goals and enhanced overall wellbeing through a person centred approach that meets them where they are at. While the abstinence model works for many, for some the ability to abstain from drinking is not feasible. Alcohol is administered on a daily basis by medical personnel as per a schedule determined by a physician’s medical assessment and direction.
The HRH program works to reduce the harms associated with consuming non-beverage forms of alcohol such as mouthwash, hand sanitizer and more. The HRH is staffed with qualified medical and social support personnel that oversee the individuals to ensure their day-to-day and primary care needs are being met.
Harm Reduction Home Availability
The Canadian Mental Health Association – Sudbury/Manitoulin (CMHA-S/M) accepts applications to the Harm Reduction Home upon posting of availability below.
Individuals who are interested in applying are requested to be present or be met in the community in person in order to proceed with the Intake process. Applicants who cannot be present at the CMHA-S/M main office are advised to contact the Intake Team by telephone at 705-675-7252 to complete the intake process. Telephone calls will be accepted on the date and time indicated. The Severity of Alcohol Dependency (SADQ) scale and Eligibility Criteria will be used to assist in determining appropriateness of candidates for the program. These tools will be completed by intake staff upon assessment.
Please note that there is a waitlist capability up to a maximum of 4.
If you have any questions about the application process and or our CMHA programs and support services, please contact reception at the CMHA office and they will redirect you to the Case manager for the Harm Reduction Home Program. If you would like to be notified by email when there is availability within our Harm Reduction Home Program, please fill out this quick form.
There are currently 3 beds available for immediate occupancy. Referrals will be accepted on Thursday March 28, 2019 only between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm at 111 Elm Street Suite 100.