Canadian Mental Health Association - Elgin Branch

Elgin House Activity Centre

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Record #: LON0057 Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 Last Full Update: 05 Feb 2014
Located In CommunitySt Thomas
Address53 Hiawatha St
St Thomas, ON N5R 2Z9
Site LocationCentral Elgin
AccessibilityNot Accessible
IntersectionHiawatha St north of Scott St
Mailing Address110 Centre St 
St Thomas, ON N5R 2Z9
Contact Information
Office Phone519-633-1781
Toll Free Phone1-855-631-1781
Crisis Phone519-631-2180 (24-hour Crisis/Support)
Toll-Free Crisis: 1-888-631-2180
Primary ContactKelly Hoogstra, Program Director, Crisis Outreach and Recreational Rehabilitation; Phone: 519-633-1781 ext 142; Email:
Primary ExecutiveHeather DeBruyn, Executive Director; Phone: 519-633-1781 ext 134
Description & Services
DescriptionTherapeutic recreation activities for people with serious mental illness

Opportunities are provided for skill development in all areas of living (self, vocation, family, community) * incorporated are many aspects of the recovery process including socialization, vocational training, education, one-on-one support and group programs

Recreation/leisure activities are offered including bingo, parties, card tournaments and bocce ball

Prevention and Early Intervention Program for Psychoses (PEPP) - Program provides screening, assessment, treatment and follow-up to clients with first episode psychosis

Social Rehabilitation - Therapeutic recreation activities for people with serious mental illness

Services and Programs:
  • Mental Health Crisis Intervention
HoursMon-Fri 8:30am-3pm * Tue, Wed 6pm-9pm * Sat-Sun 9am-12noon * Holidays 9am-1pm
Areas ServedElgin County
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) and up Adults and youth 16 years and older with a serious mental illness
Housing: adults and youth 16-65 years with a serious mental illness and able to live independently
ApplicationCall or visit * referrals from other sources accepted
FundingProvincial - SWLHIN
Supplementary Info
Service Level(50) Non Profit