West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) – Church Apartment Program (CAP)

West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) – Church Apartment Program (CAP)
Name of Organization – Program or Service: West Island Citizen Advocacy (WICA) – Church Apartment Program (CAP)
Program or Service Description: By providing permanent housing and daily living support, CAP seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals who struggle with long-term mental health problems.

These adults are receiving ongoing psychiatric care and may, in addition, have a mild intellectual handicap. The program is carried out with the active support and participation of 7 local churches that provide the apartments and the team of volunteer advocates.

These church advocates provide residents with emotional support, engage them in daily activities and help with social skills. This support enables residents to work on improving their self-esteem and achieve an increased level of autonomy, stability and community integration.
Age group: 18-34 (young adult), 35-64 (adult)
Territory Served: Dorval, Pierrefonds/ Roxboro, Pointe-Claire
Languages: English, French
Address: 68 Prince Edward, Pointe-Claire, Québec H7C 9B4
Phone: (514) 694-5850
Funding Source: Government / Foundations / Donors / Fundraisers
Volunteering Opportunities: Yes
Organization’s Mission: West Island Citizen Advocacy’s purpose is to improve the quality of life and defend the rights of all those who are living with a handicapping condition or who are disadvantaged (protégés), by supporting them and matching them with competent volunteers (citizen advocates).