Recovery Focused Services, Founded on the Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR Canada) and Guildelines for Recovery Orientated Practice (Mental Healht Commission of Canada) New View Society’s services are based on the philosophy of PSR and Guidelines for Recovery Orientated Practice, which puts the individual (not the illness) at the centre of their recovery. Recovery in mental health is about people living satisfying, hopeful lives and contributing to society even if they experience ongoing symptoms of a mental health problem or illness. It looks different for everyone: people should be empowered to decide what recovery means for them and what they need to achieve it. PSR promotes personal recovery, successful community integration and satisfactory quality of life for persons who have a mental health diagnosis. Psychosocial rehabilitation services and supports are collaborative, person directed, and individualized, and an essential element of the human services spectrum. PSR is based on the knowledge that every person, no matter what the level of disability, has the capacity to learn and grow.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada – Guidelines for Recovery Orientated Practice can be found here: https://www.mentalhealthcommission.ca/sites/default/files/2021-01/putting_recovery_into_practice_eng.pdf
For more information about PSR and its’ core principles & values, please visit the PSR website: www.psrrpscanada.ca
All core programs in the Clubhouse, Employment and Housing departments are possible due to funding from BC Housing, the Fraser Health Authority and United Way.
The New View Society Clubhouse is a cooperative community designed to create a healthy environment where individuals recovering from mental illness can achieve the confidence and skills necessary to reach personal goals. Members help design the programs and contribute to creating an enjoyable environment through volunteering and taking part in recreational opportunities. The Clubhouse is unique in that it offers both work and friendship to all those who participate, regardless of their level of proficiency. We help support our member in their recovery through education, support, and social recreation. For an overview of our programming, see our Clubhouse Programs page for more information.
Community Living Support and Housing
New View Society provides subsidized accommodation and support to adults living with a diagnosed mental illness in the Tri-Cities. This accommodation and support is available specifically to the adults who have been referred to New View Society through the Tri-Cities Mental Health Center. Our assistance takes the form of both rental subsidies and the Community Living Support/ Residential Support programs. We also provide three different types of housing: shared accommodation homes, supported independent living (SIL) apartments, and independent living. For more information about the houses we own and operate, please see our New View Housing page.
The New View Society Employment Programs provide vocational assistance to people who have a diagnosed mental illness. These rehabilitation programs are a critical step in helping people access community based employment. The Residential Vocational Employment Program provides employment planning and assistance to individuals living at Fraser Health Authority’s Cottonwood, Connolly and Cypress Lodges. The Clubhouse Employment Program offers services in:
- Individual employment counselling
- Career development planning
- Assets and barriers identification
- Job search action planning
- Resume preparation and interview skills
- Self-directed job search assistance
- Educational exploration and guidance
- Referral and support services
- Labour market information
- Self-directed volunteer search assistance (positions within the community)
- Therapeutic Volunteer Program (TVP)
In addition, the Clubhouse Employment Program can also include temporary, seasonal and part-time contract work for our members through our Social Enterprises: Suds in a Bucket, One Stop Assembly and The Crazy Cookie Company. Most services of the Clubhouse Employment Program are available exclusively to New View Society members. People who have been referred through the Tri-Cities Mental Health Care Centre Assistance are eligible for assistance with finding volunteer opportunities in the community or with the TVP program. For information on how to become a member, please see our Clubhouse Intro & FAQ’s page.