Residential Programs

Residential programs provide safe, affordable housing and community support for adults with serious mental illness in a supportive environment where skills are taught for independent living. Brooke House located in Owen Sound and the Frank Street Group Home located in Wiarton, emphasize individual strengths with a focus on mutual support and problem solving. Residents share in the life of the home, including meal preparation, chores, group socials and special events. Staff members support residents in learning skills for everyday living.

While each tenant has his/her own bedroom, the common living areas are shared. Everyone participates in household chores and meal preparation through a cooperative model that promotes group living by stressing communication and negotiation. Staff support is available 24 hours per day to facilitate cooperative living and provide skill building opportunities in a broad range of areas including  basic support, life skill building, enrichment, medication management, crisis management and linking to other supports.

Riverview Apartments located in Owen Sound is a six unit apartment building where weekly support is provided for individuals who wish to live independently but with some support from peers and regular staff visits.

In crisis?

If you are in crisis, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.  You may also call the Mental Health Crisis Line at 1-877-470-5200.

Special Announcements
Three organizations that provide adult mental health and addiction services have been working together since 2015 to create a new, single community agency to enhance services for clients and families in Grey Bruce.
At HopeGreyBruce, our goal is to provide our clients with the best possible mental health and addiction services we can with the resources we have. We rely on our clients to tell us whether or not we are meeting that goal…whether we are providing the services they need…whether we are helping them. Your opinion counts – please let us know what you think we are doing well…and also tell us where we need to make improvements.
HopeGreyBruce News
Who should attend this series? This series of four presentations will be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about mental illness. It will be of interest to people with a mental illness , family members, friends, neighbours, nurses, social workers, physicians, clergy, students, teachers, and other health and social service workers.
If you are a family member or friend of someone with a mental illness, these meetings may be of interest to you. Would you like to hear about the experience of other who have been there? Would you like to experience support from others who really understand? Are you wondering how other families cope with mental illness? Do you want information and resources to help you understand your role as a family member?
Would you like the opportunity to share experiences and activities with other consumer/survivors? Do you seek understanding in a safe and supportive environment? Are you interested in learning how othere individuals are coping with mental illness? Do you want more information and resources to help you better understand how to live with a mental illness?
Voice of Clients!
Hope is the only thing that keeps me going. I always go to bed at night thinking tomorrow is going to be a better day…not just another day. I wouldn’t have survived without the hope that I receive from the staff at the Markdale office.