The Group Home residences provide high levels of supervision, structure and
support to youth who have difficulty managing in less intrusive
environments, and who require continuous limit setting and intervention strategies.
The youth participate in numerous program activities, which are geared to
promote prosocial behavior, self-esteem building, and the acquisition of
basic life skills. Personal goal plans are established with each youth so
that they may play an active role in their development and success, and to
encourage personal responsibility and accountability for choices. The
residences are designed to provide a home like environment, where the youth
are able to feel safe, secure, nurtured, and cared for.
The group home residences provide specialized care to a diverse range of
clients; MARY Homes offers group care living in:
One adolescent female residence,
Lacroix: A seven bed adolescent female home (ages 12 to
16). The youth often display behaviors associated with self esteem, poor
impulse control and family issues such as eating disorders, self-harmful behaviors, and immature emotional development.
The residents are given verbal and social reinforcements for reassurance
and support. Activities and individual programs are geared to build
confidence and positive self-esteem to foster success in the community and
Three adolescent male residences
MajorA seven bed adolescent Male residence
(ages 12 to 16).The residents are typically presenting a range of behavioral challenges, which are characteristic
of oppositional-defiant disorder; conduct disorder, mood disorders and
attachment related issues. The focus is on managing aggression and anti-social
behaviors while teaching the youth alternative means of coping and
expression. The youth are also encouraged to build their self worth through involvement in recreational activities, and through the acquisition of
living skills (such as meal preparation and nutrition).
Phoenix: A seven bed male residence for
adolescents (ages 8 to 16). The population of youth are diverse in their
backgrounds and needs. Most of the youth have multiple difficulties in their
academic progress, social skills and anger management. The youth are
encouraged to address their individual issues with support from the staff.
Positive choices are encouraged and resources are made available to aid in
overcoming obstacles which include frequent drug use, truancy, aggression,
Navan: A seven bed male residence for
adolescents (ages 12 to 16) located in a rural setting on a farm with horses and acres of natural trails.
Primarily designed to address the risk behaviors associated with
chronic runners and substance abusers. The program provides a level system,
which increases the residents privileges and
responsibilities in accordance with their positive behavior. Short-term
goals established through personal development plans leads to responsible
decision making and focus on accomplishments. Healthy lifestyle
alternatives and skills streaming programs are implemented to prepare youth
for independent living.
mixed gender Assessment & Emergency Center,
This 8 bed Assessment & Emergency Centre provides structured,
short-term placements for mixed gender populations. These
youth arrive from a variety of living situations, often in a
volatile state due to the disruption of their previous placement. An
assessment of the youth's needs is made throughout their stay in order to
determine future placement, ie: with a family
member, foster home or group home. The youth’s behaviors, living and social
skills as well as their developmental performance is evaluated in
conjunction with their social workers and other involved resources.
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