Mission Services’ addiction programs empower men and women to live healthy and fulfilling lives while working toward recovery.
Addiction affects our friends, coworkers, family, loved ones and communities. Ending or managing an addiction can be the hardest things a person will do. When combined with unemployment, poverty, or homelessness – it can feel next to impossible.
But recovery is possible.
Mission Services’ caring, professional staff help men and women rebuild their lives, starting with the very simple seed of hope. Supporting each person along a continuum of care, we assist people who want to rebuild their lives with their housing needs, employment goals, and social or family relationships – all with the aim of finding a path to recovery with confidence and dignity.
“This is the safest place I’ve been to. The staff have faith in me and support me all the way. I can do this now.”
“From the deepest recesses of my soul, thank you so much. I’ve been sober for 22 months, and this is as good as life gets.”
Three things that make our addiction programs unique
Community TreatmentOur programs are geared toward helping people achieve their recovery goals while living and working in the community. Most of our programs are outpatient programs. They have flexible hours in the day and evening for men who need to continue working while furthering their recovery.
Judicial Recovery ProgramsWe believe the surest path to recovery is by treating people fairly and mercifully. That’s the guiding principle behind our work with men and women with addictions involved with the legal system. We help them transition into the community by realizing their goals through their commitment and dedication to recovery.
Housing NeedsBasic housing needs can stand in the way of the best attempts at recovery. Across our programs, we can meet a range of housing needs to help men stay housed and living and working in their community.
Paths to Recovery
At Suntrac Wellness Centre, men 19 or older find compassion and companionship in group sessions offered either during the day or evening. This flexibility is designed to support their personal recovery goal, while ensuring employment isn’t sacrificed along the way. Mission Services’ professional, compassionate staff help men identify triggers while living in the community and realizing their recovery.
Partners in Recovery
Care and support from loved ones is vital to recovery. Family members and friends can help loved ones every step of the way by learning about the recovery process and how they can support their loved one’s goals in a caring, informed, compassionate way.
Aftercare supports people who are already on a path to recovery. Group sessions focus on relapse prevention and maintaining recovery goals while fostering personal growth.
Alternative Justice Support Services
Mission Services proudly works with partners across the legal, health and social service field to provide case management addiction treatment in support to Hamilton’s court system. Our role is to equip participants with relapse prevention skills so they can fulfill the legal system’s expectations of them as well as meet their personal recovery goals.
Addiction Recovery Housing Program (ARHP)
Addiction Recovery Housing Program is for sober men 19 years of age and older with recent residential treatment experience and a need for housing. The program builds on the recovery journey by providing long-term housing, life skills, and case management.
Addiction Supportive Housing (ASH)
Our ASH team helps men (19 years or older) with addictions and mental health challenges find stable housing that will lay a foundation for recovery and live independently. Using a harm reduction approach, ASH makes addiction counselling, case management and housing available to help men who are committed to recovery who can thrive in a communal living setting.
Walk-In Addiction Service
We are currently offering Walk-In Addiction Services. This service is available for both men and women (19 and older) until the end of March, 2018. The Walk-In Service is available at two locations: Suntrac Wellness and Addiction Treatment Centre – 196 Wentworth St. North and at our Men’s Emergency Shelter.
The hours of this service are:
Suntrac – 196 Wentworth St. North
Monday – Thursday 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Men’s Shelter – 325 James St. North
Monday – Friday 1:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday & Friday 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
An addiction worker is on-site during these extended hours to meet with individuals who are using substances, to distribute harm and risk reduction materials, and provide information and referral. Addiction counselling is available upon request.
Want to learn more about substance use or our programs?
Call (905) 528-0389
We’re here to help.