Residential Program

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 Psychosocial Rehabilitation.


Characteristics of Residential Support Program

  • Support is based upon tenant's needs
  • Support is flexible and portable
  • 24 hours a day / 7 days a week
  • Individualized goal planning
  • Direct assistance with medication and symptom management
  • Assistance with meeting basic needs
  • Creating a supportive social environment
  • Direct teaching of life skills and skills development
  • Tenants have options and choices regarding their placement in a home
  • Rapid and flexible responses to crises
  • 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 assistance.

Residential homes

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 reduces apprehension.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The applicant must have a documented history of ongoing and persistent mental illness.
  • 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 violence.
  • 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 residential services.
  • 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 to:
                        1) Applicants in a dangerous situation
                        2) Homelessness
                        3) Internal transfers

How to apply for services

For further information or to access the Residential Program contact the Intake/Crisis Team at (613) 544-1356.


There is no fee.



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