Organismes membres

Canadian Mental Health Association

The Canadian Mental Health Association is a volunteer-based organization working on a national level to promote mental health and fostering resilience and recovery for everyone with mental health issues. The Chicoutimi branch offers the following services: CRC La Relève, Ressac program, work options program and the Macadam program.

Services provided

  • CRC La Relève Program

    The centre guides the client towards accountability through individualized monitoring. A relapse prevention program is also offered to individuals with a drug abuse issue. 

    Services

    • Lodging
    • Cafeteria service
    • Individualized treatment plan
    • Job search support
    • Work options programs

    Clientele

    Men under federal and provincial jurisdiction

    Capacity

    19 spots

    Admission requirements

    • Case assessment before admission
    • Structured release plan
    • The candidate agrees to actively take part in the resource’s program

    Exclusion criteria

    Heavy psychiatric cases

    Additional information

    The Centre also welcomes intermittent sentences from provincial institutions. Service contract with the CSC and the Correctional Service Branch.

    Opening hours

    24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

    Contact information

  • Centre Ressac

    The Centre Ressac is a psychosocial rehabilitation program working towards the social and professional reintegration with a cognitive-behavioural approach through the development of autonomy and accountability towards the criminal and mental health issues of a mental health-justice clientele.

    Services

    • Lodging with cover
    • External follow-up
    • Individualized monitoring depending on the issue
    • Group workshops (functional autonomy, social abilities, art-therapy, leisure activities)

    Clientele

    Men with justice-mental health issues

    Capacity

    13 spots

    Opening hours

    24 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Contact information

  • Work Options Program

    This program provide citizens who cannot pay a ticket with an alternative to imprisonment that allows them to pay their debts through unpaid work within a public or community organization.

    Services

    Provide participants with the opportunity to pay their debt to society through unpaid work.
    Provide the hosting organizations with positive staff who can accomplish different tasks.
    Support citizens in need by helping them on their journey.

    Clientele

    Adult offenders unable to pay a ticket, mostly following a traffic regulation infraction. However, since April 1999, Article 736 C.cr. was added.

    Admission requirements

    Being referred by a ticket collector.

    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to noon and 1 pm to 4:30 pm.

    Contact information

  • Macadam

    Intervention and assertive community treatment program for individuals with mental health and judiciary issues, or at risk, to facilitate and maintain their psychosocial integration.

    Services

    • Assertive community treatment
    • Trust income management (if necessary)
    • Housing maintenance support
    • Psychosocial monitoring and helping relationship
    • Guidance
    • Helping relationship on a regular basis
    • Intervention in crisis situation

    Clientele

    Adult men and women with mental health issues and in trouble with the law, or at risk.

    Exclusion criteria

    Nonvoluntary individuals

    Opening hours

    Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to noon and 1 pm to 4:30 pm

    Contact information