What we do
Quest provides rehabilitation services to individuals with:
- identified psychological, social and/or behavioural challenges,
- developmental disabilities and/or chronic mental illness who require assistance to develop additional skills and/or improve social behavior.
In addition to its residential options, Quest also provides outreach services throughout the community it serves. It partners with a range of community services to ensure education and employment opportunities for clients, as well as access to community-based support and resources.
Quest is staffed by caring and knowledgeable professionals working in interdisciplinary teams. Individuals are assessed by rehabilitation teams that include a psychiatrist, psychologist, medical doctor, nurse and occupational therapist and a specific program plan is developed for each client.
Staff teams work closely with clients and their families to develop program plans designed to respond to the specific needs of each individual. Plans are reviewed on an ongoing basis and revised according to changing needs.
How it all began
Quest: A Society for Adult Support and Rehabilitation became a registered not-for-profit Society in Nova Scotia in 2001 with a commitment to re-vitalize leading-edge services for clients experiencing challenges secondary to intellectual, developmental and/or physical disability and chronic mental illness.
Funded by the Department of Community Services under the Services for Persons with Disabilities Program, and grounded on the achievements of the Halifax County Regional Rehabilitation Centre, the Society was launched as an initiative designed to enrich adult residential, rehabilitation and outreach services for clients in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The Board of Directors provides leadership across all Quest sites and service components. Administration and clinical professionals are located in the MacDonald Building on Gottingen Street in Halifax, the Regional Rehabilitation Centre, and the two smaller comprehensive residential support homes.
Community-based outreach support services, designed to replicate the intensive support provided in Quest facilities, are available to Quest clients and, by referral, to Department of Community Services clients with complex needs.