Mental Health Connections (MHC) was established in April 2004. The goal was to provide Psycho-Social Rehabilitation services to clients with a mental illness as a result of an integration with three groups – Programmed Activity for Therapy and Health (PATH), Consumer Survivor Alliance of Windsor-Essex County (CSAW) and the Family Mental Health Network (FMHN).
MHC today offers psycho-social rehabilitation services to clients with a mental illness with 1,000 plus current clients. Clients range from 16 to 84 years of age, and the average age group is 45-54 (followed by those ages 35-44). Since the successful integration, MHC has surpassed the level of service to our client base. Through careful planning,strategic partnerships and support of other community agencies, MHC has positioned itself as an integral transparent and necessary agency in Windsor/Essex County.
MHC embraces a welcoming environment in which individuals can strive to maximize their potential by accessing a variety of strategies for recovery – educational, health and fitness, recreational, social, peer support activities and vocational. Activities are offered both on-site and in the community.
Our Board, staff, funders, volunteers and community partners can all be credited for the pride that we enjoy today with respect to the quality of services we are able to offer.
Mission: MHC endeavours to empower persons with a mental illness, to maximize their growth and potential through the use of recovery strategies.
Vision: A stigma-free society that cares, understands and accepts people with a mental illness for their abilities rather than their disabilities.
Values: Respect, dignity, self-determination, integrity, choice, empowerment, hope, individuality, confidentiality, diversity, honesty, equality, optimism and non-judgmental attitude.