COVID-19 / Coronavirus: Update from NISA

NISA’s services are closed until further notice, to help protect all of our members and staff from exposure to COVID-19.

☎️🤙🏾 However, we are still offering peer support over the phone between 8:30 a.m and 4 p.m. (705-222-6472) as well as through our Regional Warm Line between 6 p.m. and midnight (1-866-856-9276). We are also exploring video, phone-in, and online peer support options right now and we need our members’ input to guide us in the right directions to meet your needs. Click here to fill out the survey right now.

We understand that this is an incredibly stressful time for many of us. For the time-being, we warmly welcome you to call in for a listening ear, or some emotional support around what you are experiencing right now.

Click here for a list of practical steps offered by Public Health around preparing in case COVID-19 should personally affect you. Further, click here for some helpful tips on things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of all this emerging uncertainty.

We will continue to provide updates on any changes to access to our programs and services across our various communication channels (i.e. here on our website, on our Facebook page, and on our voicemail system.) In the days and weeks ahead we encourage people to be proactive about caring for their own well-being, as well as empathetic and considerate towards those directly affected. We wish our community good health and steadiness in riding through yet another one of life’s challenging waves.

Take a look at the programs and services available to you at NISA/Northern Initiative for Social Action!


Wellness & Recovery

Good health comes to us in many ways. Join NISA members in our Food is Mood workshops, get your blood moving in physical activities, or participate in NISA’s Wellness & Recovery sessions.

Creative Expression

Your experiences are valuable. Share your life experience and your skills in The Writers’ Circle, The Artists’ Loft, or by quilting for the homeless in Warm Hearts/Warm Bodies.

Occupational & Vocational Skills

Build new skills and remember old ones at NISA by working on computer refurbishing or exploring your skills and goals in recovery-oriented groups.
Nobody knows the particular challenges of living with mental health challenges unless they have experienced it themselves. At NISA, be amongst your peers, sharing coffee or a listening ear.
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