The following page shares stories about the experience, impact and value of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) Bed Based Treatment and Recovery Grant as shared by clients, partners and staff of organizations that were awarded the grant. These stories were collected by Reichert & Associates, an evaluation team contracted by CMHA to evaluate the grant program. The evaluation team is honoured to be able to gather and share these stories and are grateful to all those who participated.
Bed-based treatment and recovery services are intended to provide safe, structured living environments where people can focus on their recovery journey. The intended outcome of the grant is to address service gaps and improve service access by increasing the number of accessible, publicly funded treatment and recovery beds available to adult clients and to support individuals in stabilizing and building skills to achieve their recovery goals.
For more information about the funding: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021MMHA0004-000226
For a list of funded organizations: https://news.gov.bc.ca/files/MMHA_BG_FundedOrgs.pdf
The additional data collection included meetings with staff of the funded organizations, interviews with partner organizations, those who work with the funded organization and who refer clients to their CMHA funded beds, and focus groups and / or interviews with clients who stayed in a CMHA funded bed.
All participants were informed that participation was voluntary and that any information shared would be kept anonymous and only used for the purpose of creating a story about the value of the CMHA grant and improve the CMHA grant and the services / programs of the funded organization moving forward. Clients were compensated for their time and experiences shared.
For more information about the evaluation please contact the evaluation team lead at firstname.lastname@example.org
333 Recovery Homes
A funded organization based in Prince Rupert, BC on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territory of the Ts’msyen (Tsimshian) nations. This organization operates ‘Trinity House’ a recovery home for men. This story highlights the value and impact of the CMHA grant to a region with limited access to much needed treatment and recovery services.