Mental Health Services
Mental health care at Reconnect offers a wide variety of programs and services designed to meet the needs of people who are the most vulnerable and most severely mentally ill.
Mental Health Services At A Glance
The Reconnect Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) is a collaborative team of mental health professionals which offers intensive support to individuals with complex mental illness, addictions and co-morbid issues. Some of the service options include nursing, behaviour therapies, case management, psychiatry and nursing.
Area served is east of Highway 427; west of Yonge; south of Eglinton; north of the Lake. The team also serves Rexdale.
Forensic Case Management Services is a partnership with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Law and Mental Health Program, that supports individuals, 16 years and older, with serious mental illness who have been found Not Criminally Responsible (NCR) and are thus under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB). This program services the TC LHIN. Referrals come directly from CAMH.
Mental Health and Justice Prevention Case Management provides case management services to individuals 16 years or older that have a mental illness (concurrent/dual diagnosis or cognitive disability included) to reduce the risk of involvement with the judicial system. The Prevention program serves the TC LHIN and North Etobicoke. Referrals are made by completing the MHJ referral form and faxing to 416-248-6557.
Through Supporting Clients Currently in Housing, Reconnect provides support to individuals currently in housing in partnership with Peel in partnership with Service and Housing in the Province (SHIP), Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Toronto, and Mainstay. These programs serve the Toronto Central and Central West LHINs. Housing with CMHA and Mainstay is accessed by completing an application through Access Point.
Through Addictions Supportive Housing (ASH), Reconnect provides support to older adults (55+ years) with problematic substance use and complex care needs. In partnership with Mainstay Housing, this program delivers wrap around supports to tenants including long-term individualized case management, eviction prevention support, harm reduction-centered addictions counseling and social/recreational activities. All referrals are received through Access Point
Central West Concurrent Disorders Specialized Support Services (CW CD 3S) supports individuals 16 and over struggling with mental illness and addiction (concurrent disorders), in the catchment area from Etobicoke Rexdale to Dufferin County.
This service works closely with area hospitals, and offers short-term, specialized interventions for people living with mental illness and addictions (concurrent disorders), to successfully transition clients into the community. The program services The Central West LHIN. Referrals are made by completing the CWCD referral form and faxing to 416-248-6557.
Streets to Homes is a partnership with the City of Toronto in which Reconnect offers support to recently housed individuals 16 years and over, identified by the City of Toronto as a part of their Housing First Homeless Initiative. The program serves clients within the Greater Toronto area. Streets to Homes receives referrals directly from The City of Toronto and is based on the Housing First strategy for addressing homelessness in Toronto.
The Mental Health and Justice Short-Term Crisis Bed program provides short stay residential support in the community to individuals who are living with serious mental illness, are involved with the judicial system and are in crisis. This program services the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Referrals are made by phone to the CMHA registry by calling 416-248-4174.
The TAY program provides community-based, one-to-one counselling and support for young people living with mental illness and addictions challenges, and those transitioning between the youth and adult mental health systems.
The program serves youth aged 15-29 who live in the west end of Toronto (west of Yonge St. to Kipling Ave., south of Eglinton to the Lake).
Crisis Outreach Services for Seniors (COSS) is an on-call mobile crisis intervention and outreach service for older adults (65+ years) with addictions issues or mental illness. The COSS team provides direct in-person contact with clients within 24 to 48 hours in a community setting. Short-term crisis response is available 365 days a year from 9am to 5pm. Interventions include crisis counselling, short-term intensive case management, harm reduction and concurrent disorder services, mental health and addictions support, health assessment and care as need by a Nurse Practitioner and referral to primary care. COSS is a partnership between WoodGreen Community Services, Reconnect Community Health Services, LOFT Community Services, Haven Toronto and South Riverdale Community Health Centre.
COSS services the City of Toronto. Referrals can be made by calling the COSS team at 416-217-2077.
The Primary Care Inter-professional Team is a partnership of health care organizations supporting the primary care providers of Weston Pelham Park, in the west end of Toronto. The team provides access to specialists and community-based health care services for the following health concerns:
- Mental health services. For service please call 647-210-1510 and ask for “Connections.”
- Counselling and supports for youth aged 13-29 living with mental health and substance use challenges. For service please call 416-652-4352 and ask for “Connections.”
- Chronic health issues like asthma, COPD and diabetes. For individuals who would like assistance managing their health issues, call 416-760-2810 and ask for “Connections.”
- Isolated and fragile older adults who would like to live well and safely in their homes. Call 416-597-3422 x 3830.