There was a need, we had to do something.
Community Health through Mental Health
Creating an environment for growth and recovery for people challenged by mental illness through:
- Supporting an individual’s choice to live, work, learn and be part of their community.
- Promoting recovery in a friendly, safe and supportive environment for individuals affected by mental illness in the Tri-Cities.
- Being a flexible and caring Society dedicated to mental wellness.
- Providing housing, employment, social and personal growth opportunities
Our key goal is to increase housing designated for individuals living with mental illness, as there is a lack of affordable housing, supported housing and assisted living available.
Food is important; as such, one of our goals is to foster links with healthy food sources for members, to better utilize our commercial kitchen, and search for events featuring food which would be available to our membership.
Meeting the needs of our local community is integral- and can only be achieved if we are involved in the community itself. We hope to increase our understanding of the community’s needs by researching and connecting with new client-focused groups in the community, while maintaining our involvement with groups we are already affiliated with.
Maintaining Goals Previously Accomplished, Including:
- Expanding our Social Enterprises
- Increasing Family Involvement
- Developing and Expanding the Volunteer Program
- Engaging more Young Adults
- Engaging more with the Aging Population
New View Society was established in August 1973 in response to the de-institutionalization of patients from Riverview Psychiatric Hospital. Many previous Riverview patients were now living in the community and needed social, recreational or work programs to assist them with community integration. New View Society was formed to meet that need. For more information about how we have grown over the years, please visit the New View’s History page.
To learn about the people who help guide New View Society towards a bright future, please visit the New View’s Board page
Held on June 27th 2017, our AGM was a great success and wonderful opporunity for our partners and the community to learn about the last year at New View.
New View Society Core Values.
|Integrity:||by being honest and authentic in providing focus to our members while providing support within our communities.|
|Respect:||by understanding and valuing individual right to self-responsibility.|
|Inclusiveness:||by recognizing and being intentional in building strong relationships with key stakeholders such as members, families, volunteers and our community.|
|Caring:||by providing a welcoming and accepting environment where individuals feel comforted, supported and treated with dignity.|
|Trust:||by being consistent and deliberate in working with our clients, the community and funders.|
Based on a holistic approach, New View Society strives to support its’ members in all areas of life: Housing, Employment and Social Recreation. Through our supported housing, independent living, and rental assistance programs, New View Society’s Housing department supports hundreds of people each month.
The Employment program helps members through the Social Enterprise program, and through more traditional support, such as resume creation, job search assistance and supported employment.
Answering the social recreational needs of our members, the Clubhouse offers a welcoming and engaging atmosphere for informal socialization, as well as over 20 organized recreational and educational programs. For more information about the services we offer, please visit our Services page.
Listen to our member’s stories, learn about New View, and hear the difference we make- all through the voices of our members themselves!