A part of CMHA’s mission is to invest in its families in order to promote economic self-sufficiency and build healthier communities. The objectives and goals of The Resident Services Division (RSD) are to provide the means, opportunities and supportive services necessary to achieve that mission. RSD seeks to form linkage agreements with service providers that will provide our resident population with education, training, counseling, employment opportunities, and medical attention.
Through a network of community partners and a referral process, services are made readily accessible to our residents. CMHA offers a number of programs through partnerships to help meet the needs of its residents and help them achieve the goal of self-sufficiency. Some of these programs prepare them to join the workforce through basic adult education and/or skills training. Other programs focus on how to better manage household finances through seminars. Other programs provide counseling services to help residents meet challenges.
Resident Council Training Program
The Resident Council Training Program is designed to build strong leadership for CMHA Resident Councils. By addressing recurrent issues of recruiting, training, and retaining viable resident councils, this program will provide individuals with leadership and administration skills, training in conflict management, an understanding of how to build consensus, and clarification of roles among council leaders and members.
Resident Council Community Liaison Program
The Resident Council Community Liaison Program is designed to involve residents of each community in programs that will increase resident participation in resident councils and CMHA programs.
National Night Out
National Night Out is a program designed to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for and participation in local anticrime efforts, strengthen neighborhood spirits, and enhance police community partnerships. On the first Tuesday in August, residents are asked to lock their doors, turn on outside lights, and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police.