My Second Home (Mental Health Day Program)

My Second Home is a nonjudgmental, safe space for people with mental health illness, and is a program that offers a variety of group therapy sessions tailored specifically for mental health recovery and reintegration into the workforce. The program operates on a drop-in basis, and runs Monday to Friday from 9:00am to 3:00pm, with groups running from 10:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-2:00pm. Time in between group is open as a self-care drop-in space for participants to engage each other socially and pursue creative endeavors with program resources.

My Second Home offers support for its participants and their families by providing psychoeducational family sessions at one’s request. We have strong community partnerships with other mental health agencies, OHIP covered psychiatrists, and employment services, providing a holistic approach towards mental health.

The mission of My Second Home is to remove the barriers that stand in the way of accessing affordable mental health supports. Our program is fully funded, and we work towards providing care as immediately as possible.

All participants will undergo a brief intake meeting to determine program eligibility. You must contact mysecondhome@caritas.ca prior to your first visit.

My Second Home takes a holistic approach by offering groups that encompass the biopsychosocial model. This means that our therapeutic groups address all aspects of your life to provide comprehensive mental health support. We operate from a client centered and person first approach, and work with each participant individually to help achieve their personal recovery goals.

For daily programming, please refer to our monthly calendar:

January 2017 Calendar

February 2017 Calendar

March 2017 Calendar 

April 2017 Calendar

May 2017 Calendar

June 2017 Calendar

July 2017 Calendar

August 2017 Calendar

September 2017 Calendar

October 2017 Calendar

November 2017 Calendar

Group Therapy

Click the link below for a brief description on each of our groups.

 My Second Home Groups

Outings

My Second Home believes that having fun and exploring your community is an important aspect of mental health recovery. We offer outings as a part of our program to engage socially in a group setting, and to become more confident in navigating our surroundings. Outings are posted online on our monthly calendar, and require pre-registration in person, by phone, or by e-mail as spaces are limited.

Travel

As part of our holistic approach to helping people with mental health illness, assistance with funds for travel may be available under specific circumstances. Please inquire with the program Coordinators for further information.

Employment, Networking, Job Searching

Part of My Second Home’s mission is our ongoing effort to help you become and stay employed. We have community partnerships with employment agencies to help you with everything from resume and cover letters, to mock interviews and job searching. My Second Home staff offer these groups in house each month, and are able to meet individually to further assist in the employment process. Please refer to the program calendar for specific dates.

What is our intake process?
We require all participants to undergo a very brief intake meeting with staff so that we are aware of how we can best serve you. Please e-mail mysecondhome@caritas.ca or call (416) 748-9988 and speak with Farwa if you have any further questions.

Social Media

Follow us on Instagram: @mysecondhomecaritas

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mysecondhomecaritas

Client Testimonials

“My Second Home is more like my first home. The program is a miracle worker. The staff are very helpful, kind, and respectful. I highly recommend this program to anyone seeking help, or anyone who wants to work on daily struggles.”

“I feel so lucky that this program exists. It has become an important part of my life. The staff are friendly, respectful, knowledgeable and inclusive of everyone. They are so supportive and helpful. This is a safe place for me to confront my anxieties/fears and work on them. I still have a lot to work on and I have faith in this program helping me through it.”

Funded by:

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