Residential Support Services for People with Intellectual Challenges & Mental Illness
Turning Leaf currently offers residential support services for people living with intellectual challenge and mental illness in 6 different regions in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. We have homes in Selkirk, Winnipeg, Portage La Prairie, Winkler, Regina, and Moose Jaw. There are currently 43 participants living in our residential homes which are staffed with a total of 126 compassionate and caring employees. All of our residences are staffed 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.
In-House, Person-Centered Treatment & Supports
The Turning Leaf Residential Support services program is designed to provide, in-house, person-centered treatment and supports to individuals who are living with intellectual challenge and/or mental illness. These individuals demonstrate a desire to receive and engage in supports and are committed to engaging in a process of positive change.
Residential Support Services Encourage Skill Development
The services we provide are specifically tailored to each individual’s needs and designed to deliver a variety of supports to individuals in a manner that engages their strengths and reinforces their ability to strive for positive change.
Our Residential Support Services are designed to encourage a variety of skill development. Generally, we focus on a number of key support objectives that assist the individual in developing skills that will apply to healthy and successful independent living.
Turning Leaf Guided Living Program
By pairing participants with families in the community, the guided living program assists the participant in fostering life skills, healthy decision-making, as well as providing them with a sense of family and access to that family’s community.
Through a re-evaluation of services, we are able to identify those participants who are ready for the next phase in their life. They have often demonstrated the desire and skill development to move to a less intensive service while allowing our staff to respond effectively to the individual’s needs, preparing them for successful and healthy independent living.
To truly illustrate why we do we what we do, we would like to share some words from one of our participants. Doug came to us in 2011 struggling with untreated mental illness and addictions. He was involved in the sex trade as well as the criminal justice system.
“Thank you Turning Leaf for helping me. I like the staff to stay with me, they help me heal and I feel safe here. I can make my life better by believing in my future and not thinking about my past. I want to get a job washing dishes. I can grow here. If I was on my own I wouldn’t be anywhere, I would have nothing again, and I don’t want to think about that.
Turning Leaf means building a new life and I believe I can be better. The years have gone by fast with Turning Leaf and I look forward to waking up now. I don’t want bad things to happen in my life again. I want to pay it forward.”
His words are powerful, but most importantly, they are real.
So how do we make this happen? We believe the relationships that we have with one another – both staff and participants, are the foundation and the vehicle to creating opportunities for positive change. By approaching each day with compassion and unconditional acceptance, we produce environments that are safe, giving us the ability to influence healthy decision making and sharing hope for the future.
Turning Leaf invites you to join our commitment to unconditional acceptance and empowering change. Learn how you can help, click here