Mental Health
&
Addictions
Chilliwack Healthier
Community Strategic
Action Plan
Mental Health & Addictions
• Will become leading health care issue in
next 20 years (WHO)
• 1 in 5 people will experience some form of
mental disorder this year (Province)
• Connection between homelessness,
addictions, & mental health
2008 FVRD Homeless Count
• 465 homeless in FVRD
– 98 in Chilliwack
• 64% reported an addiction
– 32% addiction & other health problem
– 32% addiction only
• 33 % reported a mental illness
– 25% mental illness & other health problem
– 8% mental illness only
Mental Health Services (FHA)
• Adult Mental Health Centre
– Adult Community Support Services
– Adult Short Term Assessment & Treatment
– Group Therapy Services
– Concurrent Disorder Program
– Early Psychosis Intervention (13-35 yrs)
– Eating Disorder Clinician
– Geriatric Program
Mental Health Services (FHA)
• Chilliwack General Hospital
– 14 bed psychiatric unit
• Crisis Residential Emergency Short Stay
– 10 beds (Abbotsford)
• Contract Services
– Programs (Communitas Supportive Care)
• Peer Support, Support Towards Employment,
Wellness Recovery Action Plan
– Creative Centre Society
• Community living support workers & clubhouse
– Aboriginal Mental Health Liasion Program (Stó:lō
Nation Health Services)
Resources
• Chilliwack Mental Health Advisory
Committee
• Chilliwack Supportive Housing Society
• New Horizon Soceity Evening & Weekend
Support program
• Mood Disorders Group
Chilliwack
Addiction & Prevention Services
• 200 needle exchange users
• 41 documented sex trade
workers
• 1,562 active clients struggling
with addiction
• Additional 3,120 contacts in last
year
Chilliwack Mental Health Centre
Core Issues
• Increasing # referrals
– Housing more affordable than
Metro Vancouver
• Heavy caseloads
– 50 clients / clinician
– 130 referrals / month
– Focus on group work over
individual counselling
– High incidence of depression
& anxiety
Chilliwack Mental Health Centre
Mental Health
Challenges
Core Issues
• Lack of appropriate
housing
• Outreach – access for
those in need of care
• Psychiatrist recruitment
Housing – current supply
Operator
Communitas
Suportive Care
Soceity
Chilliwack Mental
Health
Target Group
Units/Beds
Adults with mental health disability
Kayetta Place (12
units)
Adults with mental illness
Topaz Place (12
beds)
Chilliwack
Supportive
Housing Society
Adults with serious mental illness
who can't live indepently ( Started by 10 unit apartment
parents whose children had
+ 7 satellite units
schizophrenia )
Community Living
BC
Developmentaly disabled adults
13 Group homes
(49 beds)
Teen Challenge
Men's Campus
Males 19-45 yrs old with addiction
problems, gang membership, lifecontrolling problems
16 teen beds + 6
graduate beds in
men's centre;
–
–
–
–
Chilliwack Mental Health
22 bed facility
Transitional Living Program
Supported Independent Living subsidies
Housing - proposed
Number Name of
Housing type
of units Project
22
Health
shared
Contact
singles;
Centre
21 units
Transitional
School
12 units Street
(youth)
15 beds
Long-term
Supported
Long term
semiindependent
Ruth &
Naomi's
20 beds Riverview
School
24 units Street adults
Service
Provider
Eligibility Criteria
Client Alcohol / Mental Concurrent Low
Age
Drug free illness Disorder
Barrier
Pacific
Community
Resources all
Society /
ages
Fraser
Health
Chilliwack
Community
Services
Ruth &
Naomi's
Mission
Fraser
Health
Creative
Centre
Society



Max.
stay
2 yrs +
15-19
yrs

2 yrs
19+

2 yrs
19 +

19 +


n/a
n/a
Supportive Housing Needed
•
•
•
•
low-barrier housing and/ or shelter
Support recovery homes
Licensed residential facilities
Supported Independent Living Rental
Subsidies
• Safe place to become sober - safety
and policing concerns
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