Craigwood Youth Services provides a continuum of care and service to adolescents and their families in the communities of South Western Ontario through various day treatment and residential programs. Our clients are referrals from other social service organizations, self-referrals or sentenced to our care. In particular, our focus is on the difficult and hard-to-serve youth. Our commitment is to service these clients in the best possible manner.
Through our resources, dedication, talents and example we strive to create an environment of counsel and support that will encourage our clients to create the changes necessary to remain in or return to their community at a more enhanced level of functioning.
Currently, there are three residential programs serving the counties of Middlesex, Elgin, Oxford, Huron, Perth, Grey, and Bruce. Our two young offender programs serve the aforementioned areas as well as the counties of Lambton, Kent, and Essex and other areas of Ontario and a community-based program serves London and surrounding area. In addition, there are also a variety of other programs oriented towards prevention and community needs.
Most of our clientele are difficult-to-serve youth who present with a complex array of emotional, behavioural, and psychological difficulties. Their families are stressed with a variety of issues, often resulting in the placement of a child outside of the home. A multi-disciplinary team approach where staff, parents, youth and community partners work together. We also serve less troubled youth through our community and prevention oriented programs.
Aftercare is available and is negotiated with the youth and family. This may include formal individual and/or family couselling. – less–ZoomInfo