“Strategic wisdom is an integral and multidimensional intelligence.”
My name is Isha Patel. I was honoured to be the summer student which helped Home on the Hill with their website and their social media involvement. My few months has changed my outlook on how I see things. Mental illness is something that is a very sensitive topic to talk about. As a nursing student and as a human I was able to see that the group is able to provide the best support guidance and love to every individual
They have many programs and activities, which can help individuals, but I want to talk about the Friday lunches. I was a part of this group and I learned one thing. No matter who and what you are you are always accepted and you can always flaunt your talents. Everyone is so welcomed and there is always a feel of family. I am really pleased to be a part of this community.
Hi my name is Kathy Mochnacki I am president of Home on the Hill.
Home on the hill began as a group of determined and resilient families of loved ones with serious mental illness. These are individuals who were previously having difficulty negotiating gaps in the current mental health system. One gap is the lack of knowledge about serious mental illness.
Our signature program “The Robert Veltheer Lecture Series” on Mental illness (named for our late founder) attracts noted psychiatrists, psychologists, writers, professors, and other professionals to give lectures on subjects of real interest to the families who are supporting their loved ones, to professionals and to the public.
By communicating knowledge about serious mental illness through our lecture series we have increased understanding and respect.
Home on the Hill has moved on to create more programs which will help meet the families and their loved ones. One of the programs is our Friday cooking group where clients prepare and serve a free lunch to members of our community. These free community lunches take place at St. Mary’s Anglican Church in Richmond Hill every Friday at noon and draw members from all over including local community leaders and politicians. They provide opportunities of integration and social inclusion where people of different cultures and generations meet. Their success demonstrates that Home on the Hill is truly very engaged active and that we are very proud member of our community.