Pre-Vocational Program

Pre-vocational programs are designed to encourage involvement. Activities are structured to build on the interests and strengths of individuals, while also fostering the development of coping skills, and social/interpersonal skills. We provide structured and unstructured opportunities through recreational outings, craft, baking and music groups, support and educational small groups, and one-to-one support and advocacy.

Prevocational programs include:

  • The Drop-in center, known as the Members Club, offers a welcoming, engaging, accepting environment where people can develop a social support system and peer support network and focus on ways to stay well.
  • Scheduled daily activities are listed on a Monthly calendar: eg. Art Studio drop-in, Open Jam & Karaoke, Music group, Theatre group, Crafts, Baking, Bingos, Yoga, etc.
  • Social leisure activities: morning stretching-walking, Lawson-Field house, Access to YM.
  • Special events like Mental Heath week, holiday celebrations, and collaborative gatherings with community partners.
  • Opportunities for peer lead groups like anxiety support; we encourage members to develop new groups.
  • Skill-building sessions in group activities like community kitchen, wellness club, self-esteem, coping strategies, etc. or 1-1 with staff.
  • Presentations on health & wellness, community resources, and special interest topics, etc.
  • Community outings: help to learn how to access public resources and leisure /entertainment available in the community, as well as have some fun.
  • Lunch Program at noon.
  • Volunteer opportunities.
  • The Free Spirit Band
  • Reel Anti-Supressants Theater Group
  • Anxiety Support Group
  • Wellness Club

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