The Mental Illness Caregivers Association (MICA) would like to present the Caregiver Resource Hub, a pilot project led by MICA, in partnership with organizations that share our goals related to supporting caregivers seeking housing solutions for their loved ones living with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities.
All caregivers are concerned with how their loved ones with mental illness and/or developmental disabilities will manage if the caregiver is no longer able to care for them or after they are gone. Individual situations differ and there is no one size fits all.
A PROJECT TEAM came together with the intent of addressing gaps identified by caregivers during the consultation. In addition to MICA, team members represent the Canadian Mental Health Association, Developmental Services Ontario, Ottawa-Carleton Lifeskills Incorporated, Persona Law Group, Reach Canada, and Equity Financial Services.
We asked caregivers to share their concerns. In brief, caregivers want to be confident that they have not only put in place a housing plan, for after they are gone, and that there are financial and legal arrangements to support the housing plan, but also ensure the continued well-being of our family members.
The Caregiver Resource Hub would act in the role of a trusted natural support to family members in ensuring continued access to trusted and reliable advice and guidance in addressing a range of housing concerns from providing for personal supports to legal, financial planning and property management services.
The Caregiver Resource Hub would be implemented using a phased approach:
Your comments regarding the proposed mandate and proposed role of the Caregiver Resource Hub would be most welcome – please send your comments to Elaine Dale at micaontario.com. Click on the documents below: