Back to Our Roots (BTOR) Urban Farm

Back to Our Roots (BTOR) Urban Farm is located on the grounds of The Nova Scotia Hospital in Dartmouth, which serves mental health and addictions patients.

BTOR uses gardening as a way to promote physical, mental and environmental health. We do this by offering skills training and educational workshops on growing vegetables sustainably; making healthy food more accessible to hospital patients, staff and the community; and creating a space for gardening that's supportive and welcoming.

BTOR has four main components:

Adult Day Programs - Continuing Care

Adult Day programs provide personal assistance, supervision, and health, social, and recreational activities in a supportive group setting. The programs can also be used to provide respite care, training, and informal support to family caregivers. Adult Day programs are run by independent organizations, and there may be a daily fee charged by the provider. 

For more information about Adult Day programs, visit the Caregivers Nova Scotia website, call Caregivers Nova Scotia at 902-421-7390 or call 211.

 

Family Physician: Dartmouth (Dartmouth Medical Centre)

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist: Yarmouth

Calling Nova Scotia home means ocean views, active living and welcoming communities. Practicing here means working with passionate colleagues, providing world class care, and helping people be healthy and stay healthy, for generations. The Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and collaborative community-based programs across the province.

Addictions Day Treatment Program

The Addictions Day Treatment Program is a two-week program for individuals that require a more intensive and daily treatment option.

Individuals may benefit from this type of program if they recently left an inpatient treatment program (i.e. detox) or need more help making changes to their substance use and/or gambling after trying other community based treatment methods.

The program includes:

Community Based Services Addictions

Community-Based Services work with individuals that are having problems with reducing or stopping their use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs and/or gambling. This service is available for adults’ age 19 years or older. 

Services included:

  • Individual (one-on-one) Treatment 
  • Group Treatment
  • Skill Based Workshops
  • Intensive 2 Week Treatment Programs 
  • Assessment for Inpatient Treatment (detox) and Opioid Treatment Program.

Services are also available for families who are dealing with a loved one’s addiction.

Crossroads Clubhouse

Crossroads is a Clubhouse program for individuals living with mental illness. It is a place where people feel valued and needed through work and social opportunity. Members attend the club to work together to help build more meaningful and satisfying lives. Crossroads has been certified by the International Center for Clubhouse Development (ICCD).

Community Supports Team for Adults

The Community Support Teams for Adults supports individuals living with persistent mental illness to develop and maintain a safe, satisfying quality of life in the community. In many instances, mental illness has had a major impact on aspects of clients’ lives, such as housing, employment, social supports, finances and daily living skills. The Principles of Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery guide the teams’ work. These principles emphasize hope, recovery, empowerment, and supportive recovery. 

Community Mental Health and Addictions Clinic

Community Mental Health and Addictions includes a team of mental health and addictions professionals who provide services on an outpatient basis. The team provides assessment, diagnosis and treatment, and outreach services that can help people to manage mental illness, addictions and concurrent disorders. The team works with individuals, families, community organizations, family physicians and others. Treatment may include individual or group therapy.

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