Punjabi Community Health Services

Contact Information:

2980 Drew Road (Head Office)
Mississauga, ON, L4T 0A7
Phone: 905-677-0889
Fax: 905-677-9141
Geography served: 
Central West LHIN Area
Target population: 

South Asian: Seniors, Adults, Youth, Children

Services provided: 

CD specific programs:

  • Sahara Concurrent Disorders Program: This is a linguistically and culturally appropriate psycho-educational group program.  It aims to educate and support individuals and their caregivers to cope with the challenges they are facing as a result of their mental health and addiction issues.  This program provides interactive group discussions, educational activities, collaboration with agencies and partners who specialize in addictions and mental health services and ongoing support to clients and their caregivers. 

All other related programs:

  • Mental Health Case Management Program: Provides assistance and support to clients who are dealing with problems associated with mental health issues.  The program uses a holistic approach by providing supportive counselling services to individuals and family members.  

The following programs are provided within the Mental Health Case Management Program:

    • In-STED Program: Short Term Case Management Program that offers support to individuals 16 years of age or older.  This project aims to identify complex mental health needs in a timely manner in hopes of reducing unplanned repeat visits to hospital emergency departments.  Client receive services for three to six months and then transitioned to our long term case management program.  This program accepts referrals from hospitals and health links.
    • Long Term Case Management Program:  This program is offered to clients 16 years of age or older.  This is a long term case management program that provides support to individuals and their family members for mental health related issues.  Clients are welcome to stay within the program on a long term basis until client needs have been met.  Referrals are accepted from all sources.
    • Early Psychosis Intervention Program:  This is a case management program that offers support to individuals who require early intervention support for first episode psychosis or mental health concerns within the past two years.  We offer services to clients between the ages of 14 to 35 years. We accepts referrals from all sources.
    • Mobile Community Support Group: This group is made up of Mental Health Professionals who work in partnership with other Community allies. We represent a variety of cultures within the South Asian communities and are skilled in delivering culturally sensitive workshops and presentations. Our main goal is to inform, coordinate and facilitate engaging educational presentations in diverse institutions such as schools, corporate offices and community centres.
  • Addictions Case Management Program: Provides assistance and support to those individuals and their family members who are struggling with substance abuse issues. This program strives to improve the quality of life by supporting clients and their families through a guided journey to recovery from substance use/abuse in a holistic and culturally appropriate manner.

The following programs are provided within the Addictions Case Management Program:

    • Addictions Case Management:  Provides individualized assessment and planning and service coordination. We monitor and evaluate services, advocacy, resource coordination and outreach in the community. Case Management Program consists of the following partnerships: Bridging Addictions Counselling Program and In-STED Program.
    • Addictions Day Program:  A linguistically and culturally appropriate psycho-educational group program for South Asian Men who have problems associated with substance abuse. This is a three-week program that runs Monday to Thursday, 10:00am to 1:00pm.
    • Sahara Men's Group: This group program addresses substance abuse and violent behaviour. This is a 16-week group program that runs every Saturday at 9:30am to 12:30pm at 135 McLaughlin Road. S. Brampton ON.
    • Relapse Prevention Program:  An addictions aftercare program for clients that have completed their Addictions care plan and are now in the maintenance stage of their recovery. A “buddy” system is created in order to encourage mutual support among the members of the group to assist one another through their recovery process.
    • Family Enhancement Program:  This program is designed to provide skills and coping strategies to South Asian families through individual, couples and family supportive sessions. This program helps individuals to enhance their quality of life. 
  • Sahara Opioids Addiction Program: This program is in collaboration with CW LHIN’s Narcotics Strategy. This program is provided to South Asian individuals with Opioids addictions 16 years of age or older.

The following programs are provided within the Sahara Opioids Addictions Program:

    • Case Management:  Provides an individual assessment to determine client needs, development and implementation of a care plan, support and review client care, service coordination, support counselling, monitoring and evaluation of services provided to recipients.
    • Sahara Opioids Prevention Support Group:  Is a linguistically and culturally appropriate psycho-educational group program specially targeted for South Asian individuals with Opioid Addictions.  This is a 16-week program that runs every Saturday at 2:00pm to 4:00pm.

Language capabilities: 

English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Tamil and Malayalam

Organization description: 

PCHS began in July 1990 as a community development project.  It is now a not-for-profit, charitable, and accredited Health Service Provider organization.  PCHS has a mandate to provide health and social services to diverse communities within Peel Region.  PCHS has four core programs:  mental health and addictions, geriatric services, settlement services, child, youth and family services.  Within these programs, PCHS provides addictions, mental health, seniors, settlement, domestic violence and parenting services to the community. PCHS also undertakes community development projects to build neighbourhoods and special projects like building "community hubs". 

Mission, Vision, Objectives, Activities, and Values

Mission:  To improve the quality of like of the community.

Vision:  Empowered communities.

General Objectives are:

  • Address domestic violence
  • Develop programs to address the needs of children, youth and families
  • Develop programs to cater to the needs of people with mental health problems
  • Develop programs to address the needs of people with addictions
  • Develop programs to serve seniors
  • Support newcomers by providing settlement services

Main Activities of PCHS Programs consist of:

  • Education and awareness
  • Counselling clients in one to one, case management and group format
  • Community development and capacity building
  • Newcomers' settlement services
  • Arts, research and innovation in service delivery
  • Social entrepreneurship
Who can refer: 
  • Self Referrals, Doctors, Hospitals, Community Agencies, Lawyers, Probation Officers, Family, Friends, etc.
  • Referrals can be made by phone, email or fax
  • How to access: 
    • Malton Office - (Head Office)-2980 Drew Road, Unit #241, Mississauga, ON L4T 0A7
    • Brampton Office - 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd., Suite #201, Brampton, ON L6R 0Y7
    • Mississauga Office - 2985 Drew Road, Unit 219, Mississauga, ON L4T 0A4
    • Phone Number: 905-677-0889