WHO WE SERVE:
The Crisis Stabilization Space provides short-term support for individuals 16 years old and older, experiencing a crisis related to their mental health and/or substance use. For example, individuals may be experiencing personal distress, low to medium risk of harm or suicide, symptoms of mental illness that may require assessment, addiction challenges, and/or emotional trauma. The Crisis Stabilization Space welcomes individuals of diverse backgrounds, including those who identify as LGBTQQ2++.
WHAT WE DO:
Located in a beautiful residential neighbourhood in London, the space has 24/7 on-site staff support from Mental Health Workers. Staff support program participants to create and implement a plan for enhanced stability as well as meeting urgent needs in a safe and therapeutic environment.
Support includes assistance with goal setting, coping strategies, symptom management and referrals to other supports in the community where applicable. Participants are assessed every 12 hours to determine progress and appropriate length of stay. The maximum stay at the Crisis Stabilization Space is 72 hours (3 days).
Participants in the program are responsible for independently managing their activities of daily living such as hygiene, preparing light meals, medication etc. Regrettably, at this time, the space is not physically accessible, therefore participants must be able to independently access stairs. There is no cost for staying with us.
HOW REFERRALS ARE HANDLED:
The Crisis Stabilization Space is available by referral from most local social services, including the following: CMHA Programs, London Health Sciences Centre, St. Joseph’s Health Care London, Addiction Services of Thames Valley, London CAReS, Anova, Southwest Aboriginal Health Access Centre, Indwell, John Howard Society, Unity Project, Western University, Fanshawe College and many others.