Support  for Men 

  • Offering peer support within the Warming Centre.

  • Linking individuals with the services available in the community.

  • Providing connections and tools to support meeting basic needs.

  • Giving men in the community an opportunity to experience True Self’s holistic healing approaches.

  • Empowering individuals to move forward with educational or employment goals.

PEER SUPPORT
program is beneficial because it encourages a holistic approach to healing, employment and training services. By healing wounds created as a result of trauma, True Self assists individuals in their journey to healing through acknowledging their past, believing in themselves and their journey, as well as creating a future that maintains the positive affirmations that are learned alongside their peers. 

EMPOWERING PATHS

· Offering peer support within the Warming Centre. 

· Linking individuals with the services available in the community. 

· Providing connections and tools to support meeting basic needs. 

· Giving women in the community an opportunity to experience True Self’s holistic healing approaches. 

· Empowering individuals to move forward with educational or employment goals.

TRUE PATHS

True Paths program is directed at youth and adult, women and men in Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls who have experienced trauma or are struggling with mental health, addiction or financial issues

True Paths will introduce the ABC’s to Heal Your Life Workshop which offers techniques and tools to support individuals in building their self-confidence and lead them to economic independence in their own community and in a safe environment.

It focuses on providing services to those struggling to meet their basic needs because we know until our basic needs are met, it is difficult to move forward.

True Self's goal is to provide streamlined access to services that promote the safety, self-sufficiency and well-being of women and their families by fostering a structured collaborative community response in one central location. This project will enhance that goal by: 

  • Offering support services one day a week in Mattawa and Sturgeon Falls.

  • Linking individuals with the services available in their community

  • Providing connections and tools to support meeting basic needs

  • Giving men and women in outlying communities an opportunity to experience True Self’s holistic healing approaches.

  • Empowering individuals to move forward with educational or employment goals.

 

 

EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS 

True Self is an Employment Supports Service provider for ODSP. A service provider is a community-based organization that helps people find work or start a business. 

 

What kind of employment supports can I get?  

 

Services provided are: 

  • Job coaching  

  • Job search assistance and goal setting  

  • Resume and cover letter assistance 

  • New job starts clothing  

  • Support with job maintenance   

  • Assistance with income reporting and advocate on your behalf  

  • New business/ self-employment starts up assistance  

  • Computer training  

  • Other items you may need for work  

 

How can you get employment supports? By contacting your ODSP case worker and completing the application for reemployment supports with them or directly with the service provider.  

 Establish rapport, trust and mutual understanding with Clients based on shared lived experience;  

Explore the Client’s recovery goals and identify ways to help them feel more connected with supports;  

Share with the client, experiences related to the theme, emphasize an educational component and/or provide creative experiences that foster healing and recovery;  

Provide reintegration and recovery supports in either 1:1 and/or group peer support.  

Working with the Peer Support Bridger the following may aid client’s in their goals:  

 

▪ Connect clients with emergency supports and stabilization including accessing housing, crisis and suicide prevention supports;  

▪ Facilitate clients’ access to services and supports critical to promoting a successful transition to community;  

▪ Develop individualized harm reduction plans for each Client;  

▪ Assist clients navigating access to government programs and systems (e.g., Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program, child welfare, community housing);  

▪ Make referrals to local and culturally appropriate agencies, programs and services to meet immediate discharge needs (e.g., housing, access to elders, mental health supports, etc.);  

▪ Attend with or accompany clients to probation, court (if permitted) and counselling appointments, in a bridging capacity;  

▪ Provide financial and practical assistance with travel and transportation, on an urgent basis only;  

▪ Provide interpreter services, if needed, and in a limited capacity;  

▪ Work with the Probation and Parole Officer to assess and address the Client’s needs immediately following referral;  

▪ Identify and provide referrals to local and culturally appropriate programs and resources to support continuity of care and community reintegration;  

▪ Report any change of address or telephone number to the Case Manager if the Recipient is informed that the Client moves or plans to move;  

▪ Provide updates with respect to referrals/service provision to the Case Manager upon request;  

▪ Provide reports on supports provided to Clients on community supervision orders to the Case Manager;  

▪ Ensure Client privacy by only sharing information for which informed consent has been obtained.  

PEER SUPPORT BRIDGER
Mental Health and Addictions Peer Support Program (MAPS) with probation and parole. 

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