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InpaƟent Health and Wellness
InpaƟent Health and Wellness—$145,000
At the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, there are three mental health impaƟent units and Cape Breton Regional Hospital FoundaƟon’s
$1.35 Million Campaign in support of Mental Health and
AddicƟon Services
1200 admissions at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for mental health and substance The Cape Breton Regional Hospital FoundaƟon is excited to launch a $1.35 million major giŌs disorders with 600 admissions for mental health disorders and 600 for substance use campaign to support Mental Health and AddicƟon Services in the Cape Breton District Health Authority. Through the campaign, we will help ensure all Cape Bretoners have access to mental health and addicƟon services when they need it most. Thanks to the generosity of the Cape Breton Mental Health FoundaƟon, who made a leadership The specific InpaƟent Mental Health and AddicƟon Units are as followed: giŌ of $675,000, all donaƟons will be matched, dollar for dollar, to create a significant impact on Unit 1A: AddicƟons and Withdrawal Management -18 beds mental health and addicƟons care in our community. Unit 1B: Mental Health (for stays up to six weeks) -22 beds This broad based major giŌ campaign will support four funding prioriƟes for Mental Health and AddicƟon Services at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, and in our community. Below is a Unit 1C: Mental Health (for short -term stays) - 8 beds Unit 1D: Mental Health (for stays longer than six weeks) - 16 beds Currently, there are limited recreaƟonal acƟviƟes, equipment and programs available to paƟents who rely on the services offered in these units. There are very limited private Funding Priority
spaces for family visits, or for paƟents to spend Ɵme on their own. There is also a need for an updated bathtub and paƟent liŌ. The goal is to improve the space, creaƟng an environment that is as safe and comfortable as possible and promotes recovery. Funding Priority
For a full list of funding priority details, please contact Brad Jacobs at [email protected] or 902-567-8186
At Risk Youth: Mobile Outreach and Drug PrevenƟon
Housing and TransportaƟon
Mobile Outreach—$250,000
Drug PrevenƟon
In June 2012, a Youth at Risk Feasibility Study was released, which noted opƟons to support In Cape Breton, there is a vast need for safe, affordable, supported housing that is located the delivery of mental health and addicƟon services to at risk youth in Cape Breton, and close to basic necessiƟes for consumers of Mental Health and AddicƟons Services. address the gaps in the exisƟng services. Housing is criƟcal to prevenƟon, support and recovery for many paƟents. At any given
Ɵme, there are approximately 90 Cape Bretoners who are in need of such housing.
At risk youth are a hidden and challenging populaƟon to reach. It was determined that mobile outreach technology will be the vehicle to communicate with and engage youth. Currently, housing for these individuals exists through a program called SHIMI (Supported Housing for Individuals with Mental Illness). The SHIMI commiƩee has established 26 units
With ongoing work from the Mental Health and AddicƟon’s Health PromoƟon and PrevenƟon team, and the establishment of, the infrastructure that is currently in place will allow for an easy transiƟon to an expanded mobile outreach SHIMI apartments are fully furnished, safe, located close to medical care and programs, as well as shopping centers and bus routes. The iniƟal year one cost is $140,000. We have been successful to date in securing donor Cost: The cost of each unit is $105,000 which includes new construcƟon, renovaƟon, or
outright purchase of an exisƟng property.
The campaign goal is to fund six (6) addiƟonal SHIMI Units
The Cost: With successful measurement and outcomes from year one, we will be looking
for longer term support of approximately $500,000 to build a more advanced model

based on the learning’s in year one.
Currently, there is a need for two vans to be operated by trained members of Crossroads Cape Breton that will provide transportaƟon to members of the clubhouse. The major giŌs campaign will aim to fund $250,000 – 50% of the total cost required to run
the project for the next three years.

Crossroads is a clubhouse program for individuals living with mental illness. It is a place where people feel valued and needed through work and social opportunity. Members aƩend Drug Abuse PrevenƟon—$250,000
the club to work together to help build more meaningful and saƟsfying lives.
The goal of this project is to build resiliency among youth and communiƟes to prevent and
Many Cape Bretoners who are consumers of Mental Health and AddicƟon Services have reduce illicit drug use and its associated harms. Youth in Cape Breton, especially those in very limited incomes, live in rural areas, or away from bus routes within the CBRM. There is rural areas, have a high risk to use and abuse illicit drugs that can lead to long term mental a need for reliable transportaƟon to ensure that consumers are able to gain access to employment, aƩend medical appointments, and have access to community based support The project will place special emphasis on developing and implemenƟng health promoƟon acƟviƟes and resources targeƟng youth at risk who live in small towns/rural communiƟes Cost: Two vans are esƟmated to cost $75,000.
with an overall aim of building resiliency and prevent drug use. The campaign goal is to fund two (2) vans to be used by the Crossroads
The Cost: Year one costs are $210,000. $160,000 has been granted from the federal
Clubhouse program.
government, leaving a $50,000 funding opportunity for year one.

The campaign will be looking for an addiƟonal investment of $200,000 for year two.
For a full list of funding priority details, please contact Brad Jacobs at [email protected] or 902-567-8186
For a full list of funding priority details, please contact Brad Jacobs at [email protected] or 902-567-8186


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