Supportive Employment

SSA employs over 200 individuals living with schizophrenia in a variety of peer support and community education positions. 

The benefits of this are profound. For many, maintaining steady employment can be difficult due to discrimination and need for flexibility while managing their illness.

Providing a safe and supportive work environment empowers these individuals to make a living, participate in community, and make a difference while still putting their mental health first. 

As many as 96% of individuals with schizophrenia experience discrimination

Our programs are so powerful because they are led by those with lived experience. Who better to share their knowledge, learnings, and personal story than those who have been through it? 

SSA employs clients who are successfully managing their illness as adult peer support workers, youth support mentors, community education facilitators, and within branches in a variety of positions.