44 Bennett Ave., St. John’s NL, A1E 2Y6
Tel: (709) 739-7329 Email: email@example.com
Fax: (709) 739-3399 Website: pleasantmanor.org/
Mandate: Pleasant Manor is a two-phase residential program for individuals experiencing mental health difficulties. It operates using a psychiatric rehabilitation model and by assessing the physical, emotional and intellectual needs of the individual, providing them a safe and secure living environment and teaching them the necessary skills to live independently.
Target Population: Mature adults with a psychiatric illness, being followed by a professional contact within the community, and maintaining a reasonable level of stability in their lives. Any history of addiction would be expected to be under control.
Highlight of Programs / Services Offered: Pleasant Manor’s housing is set up as two residential phases:
- Transitional Phase: One 4-bedroom house and one 3-bedroom house provides a total of 7 beds in a residential setting. Duration of stay is dependent on a variety of factors, most notably the individual’s pace of progression and the availability of phase two housing, 12-18 months being the average. Pleasant Manor promotes a relaxed and respectful environment that allows each individual a chance to stabilize and focus on themselves, to set goals, and learn the necessary life skills to eventually live on their own. A life skills specialist is on staff to teach these skills and to provide supportive and adjustment counseling, as well as social and resource counseling within the home environment.
- Long-term Phase: Upon successfully completing the transitional phase, Pleasant Manor staff will assist individuals in securing their own apartment as provided by NL Housing Corporation with no set length of stay. In addition, they would be provided with ongoing aftercare support to ensure their best chance of successful living.