Residential Services for Adolescents By Tia | November 4, 2021 Residential Services for Adolescents We operate residential services for youth involved with children’s aid societies, to provide care and programming for youth ages 12-18 years old. The goal is to create safe and nurturing family-like environments for clients. Our Residential Services foster healthy relationships, encourage personal growth, independence, and the development of life-skills. Keep Reading Donate Program Contact Information For more in-depth information on Kennedy House Residential Services and to learn more about the referral process, please contact us. firstname.lastname@example.org (416)-299-3157 ext. 204 Child Welfare Residential Services is where we started. In 1971, we opened the doors of our first program, and namesake, on Kennedy Road in Scarborough. Kennedy Road The Kennedy Road program is a co-ed home that houses up to nine youth between the ages of 12 and 18 who are in care. At Kennedy Road, staff offer incentive programs for younger clients, assisting them to achieve their daily routines, tasks, and development of new skills. For the older clients this environment offers personal goal planning and skill development in preparation for independent living. Within the Kennedy Road program is the Loft Program for young women. The Kennedy House Loft Program is designed to provide gender-specific support and guidance necessary to clients as they transition out of the Child Welfare System to live independently. Contact Us Kingston Road The Kingston Road program is a program for female youth in care. With a maximum of seven residents, this is a specialized program for young women who require intensive and supportive intervention in order to experience success. *NOTE: this program is currently undergoing physical renovations and program review and is not accepting clients. Contact Us Galloway Road The Galloway Road program provides residential placement for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 (male and female) who have been diagnosed as having an intellectual disability, are identified as being on the autism spectrum, or identify as having other complex needs. This program was designed to provide a safe and secure home for up to five clients with complex needs who require a medium to higher level of staffing support. Contact Us Do you have questions?We have answers. What kind of programming is offered to residential clients? Our intention is to have young people work through their emotional, behavioural and learning issues by developing skills and better communication. We meet clients where they’re at and develop unique care plans. Our programming includes: harm reduction education, conflict resolution, victim impact counselling, gender-specific programming, art therapy, and more. How long do clients typically live with Kennedy House? They can live with us up to the age of 19. How do I get a referral? Referrals are conducted in partnership with children’s aid societies. If you are concerned about the wellbeing of a minor please contact your local children’s aid society or the police. Do you allow for public tours of Kennedy House Residential Services? No, unfortunately our Residential Service locations are not open to the public. The youth in our care are protected as minors in the care of the child welfare system.