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WHAT WILL BE OFFERED
The Haven will be the second organization (therapeutic inpatient/outpatient treatment program exclusive to First Responders and Uniform Personnel) to offer, under the same roof, services that include treatment for persons suffering from any and all mental health and addictions related issues, as well as any of these comorbidities for First Responders, Uniform Personnel and their families.
Holistic therapeutic program:
Our program offers the highest quality, leading edge, evidence based therapy. It recognizes all dimensions of the person as a whole, (physical, psychological, mental and spiritual) and how interconnected they are.
A variety of modalities including but not limited to mindfulness meditation will be options. Along with the diversified, applicable and rich workshops, we understand the reality of the daily lives of these members wearing the uniform. It is important to identify that the term “wearing the uniform” applies to emergency room staff and physicians inclusively. Specific workshops on healthy daily living applicable to them and their world will benefit them and support them in their daily lives.
Finally, we encourage and support physical fitness as we are connected physically/mentally. This program in its entirety is experienced with the utmost respect for the client and their individual and unique needs.
INTERNAL (Inpatient & residential treatment programs and services):
The program will offer an in-house, residential treatment program, which is based on a twenty-eight-day model. However, this is not limited to the twenty-eight days and can be adjusted to the unique needs of the individual. It is geared towards supporting individuals in finding solution-focused approaches to mental wellness. This focus could be related to their drug, alcohol and/or prescription drug dependencies, gambling addictions and/or mental For Members… By Members
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EXTERNAL (Outpatient, online and in-home community-based services):
The program will offer an in-home/online, community-based program that will support clients externally. This may include individuals who may be unable to attend inpatient residential treatment due to various life commitments or, they may not require such treatment at this point in time.
Alternatively, this program can also be viewed as a stepping stone for individuals to prepare and integrate themselves into the support system, prior to committing themselves into the residential program.
Or, for those who require ongoing support and reintegration back into the community, their families and/or employment, post residential treatment. The practitioners will be qualified and peer reviewed to be recommended and utilized in our outpatient programs.
Appropriate clients for the services offered by The Haven will include First Responders and Uniform Personnel. This includes men and women who wear the uniform and their families, meaning Police Officers, Military Personnel, Correctional Officers, Special Constables, Paramedics, Fire Fighters, Veterinarians, Dispatchers, Call-Takers, Nurses, Emergency room staff (including Social Workers), active, retired or honourably resigned.
Presently in North America, there is no facility that offers this specific type of treatment on a non-profit basis other than La Vigile in Quebec. These individuals require specific and specialized care. Their line of work and the type of therapeutic plan they require demonstrates to us the need and the necessity of having their own therapeutic environment which is culture-specific in which to be supported. Having these clients mixed in with the general population would not be effective or conducive to the success of their treatment. In addition, it would also not be effective for the general population to have these individuals mixed in with their treatment. It could detrimental for both from a therapeutic perspective.