The organization was formed in 1967 in response to community desire to establish mental health supports close to home. At that time treatment was offered only by provincial hospitals in London and Goderich.
A door to door canvas raised $4,500 to open an office in Stratford and provide support groups for people with mental illness.
The closure of Bluewater Mental Hospital in Goderich in 1975 allowed the creation of mental health treatment in Stratford and Goderich.
The agency began to provide housing and support services in 1988 in Stratford and Listowel. Services were extended to Huron County in 1997 resulting in the name change to Huron Perth Branch in 2000.
Today Resilience Huron Perth provides a wide range of support services to people with mental illness, while continuing to place emphasis on community education and eliminating stigma. The annual operating budget is over $4 million.
Although we have office locations in Stratford, Seaforth and Goderich most of our clients are seen where they reside. Staff work from home-based offices and travel to where clients are located. Office sites provide a place to obtain supplies, copy documents and meet clients when a home visit is not possible.