Our Mission

Giving every individual the opportunity to have a fulfilling, independent life, with all the care and support needed to ensure health, safety and positive life experiences.

MCL has provided independent living services to Nova Scotians with intellectual disabilities, mental illnesses, behavioural challenges and physical disabilities for over 30 years

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Who We Help

MCL offers various support programs, services and living spaces throughout Nova Scotia, to individuals with a Level of Skill (LOS) ranging from Level 1 to 5.

We help individuals who are dealing with numerous conditions and situations, including the following:

  • Major psychiatric illness, including schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, personality disorders
  • Organic and acquired brain injuries
  • Mental and emotional disorders such as eating disorders, dissociative disorders, attachment disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Cognitive challenges and developmental delays, including autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Significant physical health issues such as cerebral palsy, COPD, diabetes, spina bifida, epilepsy
  • Mobility impairments including the need for assistive devices to mobilize, support with transfers and/or lifts
  • Involvement with the criminal justice system, including registered sex offenders, mental health court participants and those under probation orders
  • Adult Protection or Community Treatment Orders
  • Communicable diseases, including HIV, Hepatitis, MRSA
  • Drug dependency and addiction issues, including gambling, alcohol, drug abuse, methadone treatment
  • Child Protection Services and youth at risk with requirements for additional in-home support and respite services
  • Geriatric and psycho-geriatric related concerns

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Tailored, Staff-Supported Programming

We have broad experience providing participants with staff-supported programming whenever needed. Our Life Skills Development Program has been very beneficial for many clients in need. The program and various other educational and recreational activities are overseen by a dedicated coordinator with a background in therapeutic recreation.

Participants choose activities they are most interested in and are encouraged to engage in peer mentoring opportunities. Continuous feedback from participants and colleagues drives and refines our programming.

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