OCS Annual Outcomes Report 2014-2015
Areas to be Improved/Enhanced
One of our questions in our consumer survey asks: “ What additional services would you like to see provided?” YSIL What additional services would you like to see? • Spiritual groups, more outings with the program youth. • Perhaps a gym membership or free access to another form of fitness YSIL staff along with clients, access all social and recreational opportunities offered through the Clubhouse without Walls and the Healthy Lifestyles Program. Some of these activities include meditation, bowling, and walking groups. Other social outings offered included hiking, driving range, pizza and game night, and movie groups. Clients are encouraged to contribute suggestions and feedback. Funding has also been made available through the program to cover the cost of bus tickets, gym membership and/or passes. Evaluation of Program Objectives • To increase the clients’ ability to manage their daily living activities through the provision of education, training and support; • To increase the clients’ stability in the community, decreasing their dependence on the formal mental health system, through the provision of specialized support.
As a result of the Youth Supported Independent Living Program (strongly agree/agree and neutral responses)
I have learned more skills to live independently
100% 100% 100%
My housing is more comfortable, safe and secure than before I joined the YSIL program I am more connected and/or aware of community services than before I joined the program
Some Quality Improvements in in Youth Supported Independent Living this Year • Increased recreational opportunities • 100% satisfaction with 100% survey return rates • Maintained full capacity all year • Transitioned all client files from paper to electronic 4. Transitional Living Program (TLP) The Transitional Living Program (TLP) provides life skills training and housing for individuals living with a chronic and persistent mental illness. The target population for this program is those individuals whose illness severely impacts their ability to live independently. Subsidized housing is provided in shared accommodation situations and in independent suites in market housing. The programming is out reach in nature and is guided by the principles of Psycho- Social Rehabilitation (PSR).
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