WHO WE ARE
At Margaret’s, while we embrace our feminine root, we are now providing services and support for women and men with mental illness through innovative programming, and advocacy and education, which empowers them to build and reclaim their lives. Our programs encompass crisis, interim and long-term solutions for women 18 years and over, and their families.
Mental illness can be effectively managed.
Margaret’s clients face a wide variety of mental health and addiction challenges, and require intensive support to live in the community. The majority are survivors of violence, as children and/or as adults.
Many individuals, when leaving hospital after treatment, face limited options. Many have lost their employment, their families and their home. They have become rootless and face a future of homelessness and loneliness.
Research has demonstrated a clear link between decent, affordable housing and good health. It has also shown that stable, satisfactory and safe housing promotes community involvement, decreases isolation, hospitalization and enhances the quality of life. At Margaret’s we understand how vital stable, safe and affordable housing is in helping individuals recover from psychiatric challenges.