Families are often the primary care providers for their loved ones who are mentally ill. Saint Clare's Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) provides support and education to family members or caretakers of adults diagnosed with serious mental illness. The program focuses on enhancing the strength and stability of the family system. Mental health professionals are available to respond to your individual needs during daytime, evening and weekend hours, with access to service 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Psycho-education about mental illness
Family consultation to assess a family's needs
Family support groups for mutual support and interaction
Family retreats that offer respite care for family from the caretaking role
Advocacy and assertiveness training to navigate the mental health system
Referral and service linkage for obtaining mental health and non-mental health assistance for their ill family member.