The Kettle Society provides services to people who have lived with mental illness. Our services range from providing housing, advocacy, ID Bank, health services, clothing, employment programs and drop-ins.
The Kettle Society began in 1976, and is the cumulative result of the contributions of hundreds of clients, tenants, members, board directors, staff, volunteers and community services.
When the Riverview Hospital downsized in 1970, it left many people living with mild to severe mental health issues without resources and support in the community. In response, a group of 20 individuals prepared a brief addressing the need to develop a support service for people who were, or had been, receiving psychiatric treatment in the community.
The mandate of this group was to provide support as a complement to existing treatment facilities by attempting to enrich lives, broaden personal and social horizons, and encourage participation in community life.