Adult Services


Dilico offers a range of mental health and addictions services to adult clients in the city and district of Thunder Bay.   

Adult Services provides many opportunities to support healthy adult lifestyles. Through individual and community services, Adult Services provides assessment, treatment and followup to contribute to healthy minds and bodies in the clients we serve. Services are offered in the form of adult mental health programming and addictions recovery and healing to assist Anishinabek adults with experiencing the satisfaction of living an alcohol and drug free life.


Adult Mental Health Services

Dilico's Adult Mental Health program is a client-centred service offering a range of mental health services to Aboriginal adults in the city of Thunder Bay.

Mental health workers use a strength-based approach with all clients and determine interventions appropriate for each individual. Workers operate in a collaborative and consultative manner with other services and mental health programs. The program offers a flexible approach to providing services in a clinical setting or in the community based on client comfort level and feasibility.


The Adult Residential Treatment Centre

The Adult Residential Treatment Centre provides a safe, clinically based approach to treatment for alcoholism and drug dependency. The 6-week co-ed treatment program successfully combines cultural teachings, and clinical counseling with a client centered, strengths based approach to wellness. Therapeutic community principles of peer support, cooperation, open communication and shared rehabilitative goals are taught.


Aftercare Program

An 8-week support program including group counseling, relapse prevention education, case management and client-centered support services.  Assistance with integration back into the community is provided.


District Mental Health and Addiction Services

Dilico's District Offices in Armstrong, Longlac, Marathon, Nipigon and Pic Mobert provide mental health counselling and case management for both adults and children in First Nations communities. Some services and programming may not be offered in all communities.