Living in homeless shelters causes great strain on both individuals and families. CFH acknowledges this fact and has developed Mental Health services to offer care to homeless men, women and children. CFH encourages homeless clients to participate in mental health services which use group and individual activities. These services combine intervention, counseling, treatment and involvement to resolve emotional health issues.
Mental illness is a great contributor to homelessness, and mental health services attempt to break the vicious cycle by targeting infants, children and adolescents. Early detection and treatment will improve their physical and emotional health and that of their families while providing support and a mechanism for safe integration or transition into their new community and into community-based mental health care, as needed.