Advocacy Program

Canadian Mental Health Association - Edmonton Region


Description
Assists people with lived experience of mental illness, and their families and other caregivers, to find the services and supports they need.

Service provides:

  • assistance for people with lived experience of mental illness, and their families and other caregivers, to find the services and supports they need

Services include:

  • help with financial assistance applications and appeals
  • referrals to free and low-cost therapy and counselling services
  • mental health education and support for caregivers
  • help locating affordable housing and subsidies
  • help with landlord / tenant concerns
  • help locating programs for mental health recovery, education, or employment training
  • other supports unique to the client's own needs

Does not include:

  • legal advice or services
  • transportation or home visits
  • case management
  • direct financial support
  • counselling / mental health therapy
  • crisis intervention
  • lobbying
  • outreach

Affiliation: United Way
Key Provider: advocacy co-ordinators
Eligibility
Yes, Service targeted to:
  • 18 years and older
  • who are living with a mental illness
  • or caregivers / family / friends of someone living with a mental illness
Individuals must be able to self refer.
Application Process
Service Access: By Appointment, To access service:
  • call 211
Individuals that would benefit from enhanced advocacy services are screened for eligibility and are referred to the program directly by 211.
Referral Process: No


Waiting Period: No,
Telephone
2-1-1
Web Site
https://edmonton.cmha.ca
Languages
English
Fees
Fee: No
Fee Reduction: No
Membership Fee: Yes,

Annual Special $2.50


Annual Basic $5.00


Annual Standard $20.00


Annual Corporate $50.00


Accessibility
Wheelchair access: Yes -
Other disabled access: Yes - Includes:
  • elevators
  • automatic front doors (internal doors not automatic)
Topic(s)
Agency Information
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Last Verified On
June 9, 2023
Address
10010 105 Street NW
Edmonton, AB, T5J 1C4
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Hours of Operation
Mon
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Tue
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Wed
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Thu
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Fri
08:30 AM to 04:30 PM

Closed 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM.