Delisle's long-term, co-ed residential program provides a welcoming home environment for up to seven youth. Staffed 24/7, the residence is for youth who need somewhere to live due to severe family breakdown, physical or sexual abuse, emotional trauma, or mental illness.
Teens come to Delisle's residence because they want to make a change in their lives. Families are involved every step of the way in this voluntary program. While in residence, clients must go to school, work, or volunteer. They participate in chores and follow house expectations. They have a say in many aspects of how the house is run, from giving input on hiring staff and planning activities to designing the layout of the space.
It all starts with a call to Delisle's Residential Intake Worker, who arranges an intake appointment and follow up with a referral through CARS if that is the best option. If a young person is already involved with a worker, a direct referral can be made to CARS.
While at the residence, youth develop a range of new skills including:
Each client is assigned a primary worker and sees our social worker for individual and family sessions. Group sessions are conducted twice a week.
If you are working with a counsellor, therapist, doctor or other professional, they can make a referral directly to CARS by calling (416) 482-7884.
If you are not working with a counsellor, therapist or doctor who can make the referral call, please call our Counselling Department at (416) 482-0081 to arrange an intake where you can find out what type of help would be best for you and your family.
Support our Long-Term Residential Program
Your contributions allow us to ensure youth get help when they most need it. You can support the valuable programs and services offered by our Long-Term Residential Program online via CanadaHelps.org, or by phone at (416) 482-0081 x280.