Community Outreach Program

The Community Outreach Program focuses on assisting clients to improve overall quality of life, develop, and maintain healthy coping strategies, and achieve their optimum level wellness. Libbie Young Centre will provide education and individualized support in various areas of daily living. Appointments will be held once a week for approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour. Sessions can take place at a client’s residence or an agreed upon meeting location within the community.

Libbie Young Centre expects to provide this service on an ongoing basis, or until a client feels services are no longer needed. Clients will have the option to resume services once a file has been closed if services are required (e.g., regression, relapse, crises, etc.). Clients that are a part of the Community Outreach Program can access the Day Program, Summer Recreation Program, and Virtual Programming.

Community Outreach Support Services:

  • Development of individual Wellness Plan
  • Communication of client needs and collaboration with psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists
  • Assistance maintaining or improving activities of daily living/daily living skills
  • Collaboration with client families and outside supports
  • Food safety & nutrition planning
  • Medication/blister pack monitoring
  • Assist client to access essential services
  • Assist with booking and attending appointments
  • Provide advocacy and support (e.g., medical/medication needs, contract cancellations/renewals, finance-related calls)
  • Assist clients with identifying and implementing healthy coping strategies
  • Assist with obtaining basic items required for monthly necessities (groceries, personal hygiene items)
  • Assist clients to establish healthy routines (sleep-wake cycle, cleaning & maintaining living space)
  • Assist clients to participate in community recreation and leisure activities
  • Assist clients with developing a monthly budget, maintaining a monthly budget
  • Assist clients with developing a resume and/or obtaining employment
  • Assist clients with obtaining and maintaining suitable and affordable living arrangements
  • Assist clients with developing social and communication skills
  • Refer and connect clients to specialized support services (e.g., counseling, Olive Tree, low-income housing, etc.)
  • Assist with filling out applications for other necessary supports (Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped funding, Alberta Works funding, obtaining photo identification, volunteer applications, tax return information, etc.,)