Frontenac Community Mental Health
Services is committed to excellence in the provision of
community supports to adults coping with psychiatric
disabilities. The residential support component is provided
to people living in homes operated by Frontenac Community
Mental Health Services. This support varies according to the
need of the tenant and is flexible and portable as required.
The Goal is achieved by a team of
mental health professionals, who adhere to the principles of
Characteristics of Residential
- Support is based upon
- Support is flexible and
- 24 hours a day / 7 days a
- Individualized goal planning
- Direct assistance with
medication and symptom management
- Assistance with meeting
- Creating a supportive social
- Direct teaching of life
skills and skills development
- Tenants have options and
choices regarding their placement in a home
- Rapid and flexible responses
- Partnerships with family
members and significant others
- Commitment to remain
involved and supportive of the tenant over time
What We Do
Professional Community Support
Workers provide in-house and community assistance and life
skills teaching to tenants. Group support as well as
individual assistance is available.
24 hour home
One house provides a maximum amount
of support, with staff in-house overnight, to assist
tenants who feel that they require such intensive
There are several homes in which
tenants require considerable assistance with meal
preparation and household maintenance. Staff members
assist with these tasks daily.
Flexible, portable support
Tenants receive individualized
mobile support from a team of Community Support Workers.
Slow Integration Program
Some applicants to the program may
feel that they require time to become acquainted with
living in a community setting. For these people, slow
integration allows them to visit the home, share a meal
with the tenants and perhaps stay overnight. This allows
them the opportunity to make an informed decision and
- The applicant must have a
documented history of ongoing and persistent mental
- The applicant must be at
least sixteen years of age.
- Applicants must be willing
to sign Form 14's.
- The applicant must be
under the care of a licensed Physician or a Psychiatrist
who is licensed to prescribe medication.
- the applicant must be
aware of our services and a willing participant of the
Initial intake and Placement intake.
- The applicant must be a
suitable candidate for shared accommodations, ie. no
recent (12 month period) history of aggression or
- If an applicant has
demonstrated an ability to live in a shared
accommodation, they would be a suitable candidate for
our Residential Program.
- If an applicant is
reapplying and their previous history with us was
threatening, intimidating, or dangerous then it
would be clinically contradictive to offer them
- if substance abuse is a
problem, the applicant must be willing to receive
consistent and ongoing treatment for the substance
abuse, or have achieved periods of abstinence.
- The applicant must be
agreeable to an individualized treatment plan.
- Priorities will be given
1) Applicants in a dangerous situation
3) Internal transfers
How to apply for services
For further information or to access
the Residential Program contact the Intake/Crisis Team at
There is no fee.