St Joseph's Care Group

Site: Sister Margaret Smith Centre

Service: Problem Gambling Programs

Description & Services
Description (Service) Provides a wide range of programs and services designed to assist individuals, their family and friends

Gambling Education and Prevention
Offers education and training sessions for the general public, schools, families and allied professionals to raise awareness through:
  • Prevention resources
  • Community presentations
  • High risk education groups
  • Problem gambling screening
Assessments
  • Evaluates personal strengths and areas of difficulty
  • Evaluates gambling behaviours
  • Explores personal goals
  • Generates recommendations and referrals
Individual Counselling
  • Allows people to work towards negotiated goals and can address a variety of issues related to problem gambling
  • Offers a specialized focus including stress management, spirituality, grief and loss or coping with trauma
  • Provide discharge planning and referrals as needed
Residential Treatment Program
Provides an extended stay in a safe environment that:
  • Provides opportunity to focus on developing healthier lifestyle habits
  • Provides opportunity to join with other people who share similar experiences and challenges
  • Examines values, beliefs and feelings in order to be able to respond differently to urges and temptations
  • Provides opportunities to learn how to embrace new ways of behaving that promotes positive change
Intensive Day or Evening Treatment
  • Offers day or evening programs of 3-10 days for those who either do not require the intensity of the residential group or who cannot attend one for various reasons
Gambling Information and Treatment Group (GIT)
  • Offers an educational group open to anyone interested in understanding more about gambling and related issues
Youth in Transition (YIT) Program
Offers specialized programs for youth and young adults who are bridging the gap between adolescence and adulthood including:
  • Harm reduction group
  • Information, education and skill building activities
  • Alternative strategies to problem gambling
Family Program
  • Offers support for partners and family members because they often experience stress, anxiety and depression as they focus on the person with the gambling problem and so may neglect their own needs
  • Offers individual or couples counselling which can include children and parents of the gambler
  • Provides group sessions, allowing an opportunity to connect with other people who are struggling with the impact of problem gambling on their families and relationships
Continuing Care Program
  • Provides education through the Live and Learn sessions on topics related to recovery such as relationships, stress, leisure and spirituality
  • Offers this program to family and friends as well
Hours Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Varies by program
Application Varies by program, call for more information
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-684-5100
Toll Free Phone 1-866-346-0463
Fax 807-622-1779
E-Mail contact.sjcg@tbh.net
Website www.sjcg.net
Site Location South Ward
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 301 Lillie St N
Thunder Bay, ON P7C 0A6
 
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Intersection Lillie St N and Walnut St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long Term Care -- North West Local Health Integration Network