Learn here what a residential treatment program is, does and if it’s right for you. If it is, or if after reading this you’re still not sure, contact us for more information.
This program offers a safe, caring home, with full-time professional staff available to help you at any time. While here you’ll decide on personal goals and how best to go after them. You’ll also prepare to live on your own. We’ll encourage you to be in touch with supportive family members, friends and community groups. Finally, you’ll have access to our counsellors, life skills groups and recreational activities available as well.
Young women who identify with their birth sex as well as those who are gender independent, fluid or trans-identified, and who are
You can stay on until you and we agree that you’ve achieved your goals, or you turn 18 years of age.
This program provides safe and stable housing and a number of support for meeting your basic needs. Emotional supports include formal and informal one-to-one counselling, emotional and practical life skills groups, and social skills building. Recreational and extra-curricular activities as well as remedial education are also involved. Our staff will serve as therapeutic adult role models. They’ll also help you to establish connections with community agencies, caregivers or others.
Key to our program is the sense of that our staff members are your partners, just like in any relationship between a young person and a caring adult. That means a few things to us.
One, as caring adults, we’ll consider you to be the ‘expert’ in what is working for you, or not, in your life.
Two, we’ll respect your past experiences, your present situation, and your dreams about the future. We’ll seek to understand them clearly and incorporate them into our work together.
Three, we’ll also believe that you are doing the best that you can, and that you will act and/or do better when you are safer, happier, supported by trusting adults and feel better understood by those who care for and about you.
Building on those principles, we’ll work with you to highlight and explore your strengths, your willingness to make decisions about your life, and your participation in making those decisions for yourself.
We’ll also stress that whatever changes you’re after, they’ll come from learning new skills. We do not use rewards or punishments to make a young person change.
Residents also have access to a special classroom through Delisle Youth Services if they require additional educational support.
This program has two components: one for young people who require a fair amount of support and direction; and the other for young people who need less support and are preparing for semi-independence or independent living. You have to be able to function in a community setting and be willing to participate in a treatment residence.
All applications must go through Delisle Youth Service’s Centralized Access to Residential Services (CARS). Please have a school teacher, counsellor, or other professional help you make the referral. Contact CARS at 416-482-7884. CARS works with every group home in Toronto to assess which residence will best meet each youth’s needs.
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