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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. It can be one of the hardest things a person will do, and when combined with unemployment, poverty, or homelessness, recovery can feel next to impossible.
But Recovery is Possible
Mission Services’ caring, professional staff help men and women rebuild their lives by supporting each person along a continuum of care. We help clients rebuild their lives by offering support with housing needs, employment goals, and strengthening 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.”
Three things that make our addiction programs unique:
- Community Treatment
Our programs are geared toward helping people achieve their recovery goals while living and working in the community. Most of our programs are outpatient programs. We offer flexible hours in the day and evening for men who need to continue working while furthering their recovery.
- Alternative Justice Programs
Alternative justice combines justice and treatment to offer a comprehensive rehabilitation program as an alternative to incarceration. Through judicially monitored assessment, treatment and education, our clients improve their well-being, develop relapse prevention skills, and aim to reintegrate as contributing members of the community.
- Housing Supports
Basic housing needs can stand in the way of the best attempts at recovery. Across our programs we provide addiction and mental health support, intensive case management and housing support for male-identifying individuals in recovery who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness.
“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.”
Paths to Recovery
At Suntrac Wellness Centre, male-identified individuals 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. Learn more about Suntrac by clicking here.
Partners in Recovery
Care and support from loved ones is vital to recovery. Family members and friends can help loved ones 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
Drug Treatment Court (DTC)
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. We provide an alternative to incarceration by offering an opportunity to complete a drug treatment program. Our programs aim at reducing the harm people cause to themselves and to others through their drug use, as well as reducing the risk that these individuals will continue to use drugs and thereby come into conflict with the law.
Substance Use Related Crime in Hamilton (SURCH)
Substance Use Related Crime in Hamilton is a pre-diversion program that supports men and women by addressing their addiction while participating in educational groups, treatment programming and counselling. SURCH provides an opportunity for individuals to make positive change through crisis/counselling support and referrals to community agencies including mental health supports, treatment programs, employment supports, volunteer opportunities and more. SURCH aims to reduce recidivism, increase community safety and deliver a service that is not readily available to the population of Hamilton.
Addiction Recovery Housing Program (ARHP)
The Addiction Recovery Housing Program is an abstinence-based program for men 19 years of age or older in recovery with recent treatment experience and a need for housing. ARHP prepares individuals for fully independent, sober living by offering addiction counselling and case management in a communal living setting with responsive, tailored one-on-one support to address quality-of-life concerns, needs, and goals.
Addiction Supportive Housing (ASH)
Our Addiction Supportive Housing team provides case management and support to men 19 years of age or older who are struggling with problematic substance use and are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The ASH program is client-driven and goal directed, with the aim of meeting our clients where they’re at in their recovery journey. We support our clients’ recovery and help them transition into independence by offering long-term housing, life skills development and intensive case management.