Residential Treatment Centers
In the Residential Treatment Centers, OFI participants are provided with 24-hour monitoring and check-up supervision of community activities. OFI programming operates under the philosophy of providing service in the least restrictive environment possible. Participants are observed and assessed in a wide range of functioning skills and abilities, including life-skills, hygiene, vocational skills, literacy, social skills, and leisure and recreation skills. Participants have access to OFI’s Day Programming, treatment groups, and individual counseling services in order to enhance the therapeutic process and provide a secure and appropriate environment.

Therapeutic Foster Care
Therapeutic Foster Care (TFC) is a cost-effective alternative to group or residential treatment, incarceration, and hospitalization for intellectually disabled participants who experience chronic antisocial behaviour, emotional disturbance, and criminal activity. OFI recruits, trains and closely supports TFC families/ individuals thereby providing participants with a nurturing community environment along with access to treatment and educational programming as needed.

Professional Neighbour Model
This program supports intellectually disabled adults and/or adolescents transitioning to adult services who are at risk of incarceration or breakdown of placement due to their chronic and severe behaviour. Their behavioural difficulties may be due to a variety of issues, including addictions, low adaptive functioning, vulnerability, negative peer involvement and criminal activity. Services focus on supporting a participant in a side-by-side duplex, with a support person residing in the adjoining apartment. This program provides:

  • Support and assistance weekday evenings and through the weekend
  • Assistance on the development of appropriate routines
  • Guidance toward healthy and positive recreational and social options
  • Assistance in life-skills development (meal prep and shopping)
  • Assistance in facilitating the individual receiving required medications.

Home Share Supports
The Supportive Home Share is for participants with developmental disabilities who are in conflict, or at risk of in conflict with the justice system, but are at low risk for re-involvement. While they do not need the level of care within a Residential or Foster support model, they require a greater degree of assistance than is available through an Independent living support model of service.
Although this program does not require a license through Manitoba Residential Care, the staff must meet the OFI’s qualification and training requirements, and best-practice standards. The expectation of service is similar to that of the OFI Professional Neighbor model. The participant and support personnel share a residence and all daily tasks associated with the functioning of a home. The support personnel provide assistance in daily living skills, shared meals, and weekly recreation. Personnel provide positive role modeling and daily documentation.

Independent Living Support Program
As individuals benefit from the OFI treatment and training, some participants will naturally move from the group Residential Treatment Center program to the Independent Support Living Programming. These participants continue to receive support through a transition period to semi-independent living in the community. This continues until appropriate independent functioning is secured and a stable support network is established. The duration of a participant’s involvement in this program is determined by both the participant and referring agent and can be from six months to lifetime dependent on need.

Clinical Case Management
This service is for individuals who require treatment-based involvement in conjunction with long-standing relationships with existing service providers. OFI offers Clinical Case Management along with individualized/group therapy to assist the primary care or living support providers. A Clinical Therapist and Clinical Case Manager facilitate the participant’s involvement with existing programs, while providing support and training and consultation in areas of risk management and behavioral intervention. The goal is to establish rapport with the participant and existing caregivers in order to implement basic risk reduction and therapeutic techniques within the existing setting.

Intensive Needs Component
For individuals at a very high risk to re-offend and are not agreeable and/or amenable to support or treatment services. These individuals may be placed in the Intensive Needs Component if no other alternative community-based options are suitable. In conjunction with the referral agent, OFI will design a placement specific to the individual that will endeavor to promote effective risk management and enhance the amenability of the individual. Program availability is dependent on available resources and participants amenability.