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.