About Cara Centre
Cara Centre is an 11 bed facility that opened in April 2011 and is located in Kelowna, BC. This facility is for individuals who have a mental illness or psychiatric concerns, and are interested in working on personal wellness, community integration, and achieving desired quality of life. Our goal is to help individuals develop skills and access resources as required to enhance their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environments of their choice.
Cara Centre is staffed 24/7 with nurses and support staff. Additional staff are on site Mon – Fri and include a Team Leader, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and resident Psychiatrist. Cara Centre provides private room accommodation, communal living areas and a supportive lifestyle where clients can participate in cooking, cleaning, shopping and social activities. All meals are cooked on site.
Admission to Cara Centre is open to both male and females aged 19 and up, and is by referral only. Referrals can be made by Psychiatrists or other Mental Health Professionals involved with the individual, and are sent to the Tertiary Utilization Committee (TUC) for evaluation and consideration. To be accepted into Cara Centre, the TUC must deem the client appropriate for this type of environment and program.
There is a cost of $30.90 per day to live at Cara Centre. This cost may be covered by the Ministry of Social Development if the client is in receipt of Persons With Disabilities (PWD) benefits. The Ministry provides a $95 per month comforts fund in addition to the cost of accommodation. For clients who do not receive PWD, other finanical billing arrangements will be worked out.