This project of the Department of Social Development assists individuals in re-entering the community after being in an institutionalized setting for an extended period of time. Generally these clients are leaving either the Restigouche Centre in Campbellton or Centracare in Saint John.
These individuals are identified by the Mental Health and/or the Long Term Care division of SD as participants in this project.
Many of these individuals, upon leaving the institution, enter Nursing Homes and Special Care Homes, and their application would be according to that policy.
For individuals not entering another institution, assistance is requested through the regular Screening process usually by a representative from Mental Health or Social Development; or by a trustee or advocate. Generally, these individuals would not be considered part of an economic household if sharing accommodations. These individuals should be considered for certification as Disabled according to the regular procedure.
All participants in this project will have case plans jointly developed by Mental Health and Social Development. They would be entitled to Special Benefits according to the standard criteria and would be considered a Priority Group.