Our mandate is to provide rapid, urgent, voluntary, short stay, residential placement and mental health/psychiatric treatment for individuals with psychiatric diagnoses and in crises. We also provide respite services and a safe, supportive environment where clients can discuss their current needs and problems.
Services are provided in a home-like setting with the least disruption to the client's life, occupation and natural support networks. We provide information and referrals to relevant community resources to enhance the client's support systems.
Stays typically do not exceed ten working days.
This program is operated by Vancouver Coastal Health's North Shore Acute Psychiatric Services.