Ever Green Program Evaluation

Lay Summary 

Ever Green Environmental, which grew out of Mill Lane Enterprises – a sheltered work environment for individuals with mental illness, is a not-for-profit business and social enterprise offering a wage-and-benefit environment for individuals recovering from mental illness in Newfoundland and Labrador. Ever Green Environmental allows individuals recovering from mental illness to reclaim their lives by providing meaningful work, training in new skills, and opportunities for personal growth and success.

The purpose of this project was to explore the health and social outcomes of population groups who were previously Mill Lane clients, including those working at Ever Green, those not working at Ever Green, and those not working at Ever Green but working elsewhere. Specific variables that were measured and/or explored included: health service utilization, satisfaction with work and leisure time, quality of life, and general well-being. The results of these health and social outcomes were compared with the Mill Lane health and social outcomes as reported in Neville et al, 2003.

Community Health and Humanities
Health Research Unit (Community Health & Humanities)
Poverty Reduction Strategy, Department Of Human Resources, Labour And Employment NL
St. John's
Newfoundland and Labrador
Mental Health
Health Services
Public Health
Industry Sectors 
Scientific Research and Development Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Start date 
1 Jan 2010
End date 
31 Dec 2012