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LivingRoom Drop In

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LivinRoom-500x333The LivingRoom Drop In was opened in 1993 to provide a welcoming and safe hang-out for the local mentally ill. Located at 528 Powell Street, it is a large bright and safe space for people to come to.

The LivingRoom offers a variety of structured and unstructured programs to encourage participation of people, particularly those who are not already involved with the formal mental health system. A particular goal is to teach social and life skills so as to enhance their ability to maintain a stable and as independent as possible living situation and to improve the quality of their lives.

The LivingRoom has seen membership grow each year, showing that there is greater need for community services that assist people with a mental health history.

 Some of the LivingRoom programs and services include:
– One main meal, plus one snack daily
– Medications administration program (working with medical professionals)
– Necessities such as food and clothing supplements
– Social activities which may include bowling, a day trip hiking on Mt. Seymour or a game of cards.
 

Volunteer at the LivingRoom

Volunteers are an integral part of life at the drop in. Individuals assist with activities, whether playing a game of cards or ping pong, or helping with a bowling or hiking day trip.
Groups may be scheduled to provide meal service on the weekends – a much appreciated and necessary service.
Contact Janice Lovick, Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@lookoutsociety.ca for more information about how to participate.