We have Case Managers on site who provide one-on-one support and encouragement to women with serious mental health issues. Women work with Case Managers to meet their own goals such as maintaining a good quality of life, living independently, improving housing, budgeting, mental and physical wellness or learning new skills.
Our Drop in Services provide a welcoming safe space and daily support to 100+ women 7 days a week. Women can take care of daily practical needs such as laundry, showers, day beds, personal hygiene supplies, and a nutritious meal served daily, and find support by connecting with peers as part of a vibrant community and sisterhood. Transitional Support staff provide in-the-moment support and specialize in triage, harm reduction (prevention), system navigation, and crisis intervention, while maintaining a safe environment for all. Easy access to critical support promotes well being for women living with mental illness or addictions who walk through our doors.
Women accessing My Sisters’ Place can participate in programs with a focus on community building, life skills and learning. Our programs include groups and activities that are founded on strong participatory principles and peer support practices. We work with women to design and develop programs that address an identified need. Programs range from Art Therapy to Theatre (Expressions Group), Speaker’s Bureau, Music Jam to Sewing and more. In addition, a number of community partners offer groups on-site at My Sisters’ Place.
Community partners such as The London Housing Registry, Women’s Community House, Regional HIV/AIDS Connection, London InterCommunity Health Centre, London CAReS deliver specialized services on-site. This service integration increases access to multiple services under one roof.
A dedicated Indigenous Liaison/Outreach Worker is also part of the My Sisters’ Place team – promoting native practices and developing groups and activities that address the unique needs of native women. Our Indigenous Liaison Worker also makes weekly visits to the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre to connect with isolated women serving sentences.
My Sisters’ Place on-site Nurse Practitioner Clinic provides a full range of primary care services, such as annual physicals and chronic disease management. The Ministry of Health provides funding for this important initiative under the Nurse Practitioner-Led Health Zone project developed through Western University (Inter-professional Health Education and Research).