Craigwood Residential Services

Intensive services and support for youth with moderate to severe mental health and emotional needs, and their families

Through our residences in Ailsa Craig, ON and London, ON, Craigwood provides intensive out-of-home mental health treatment supports for youth who experience moderate to severe emotional, social and/or behavioral difficulties at home or in the community, and for their families. Our programs are designed to:

  • Improve mental health
  • Decrease negative symptomatic behaviours
  • Strengthen coping and resilience for youth and families
  • Enhance awareness and understanding of their problems and strengths
  • Improve functioning at home, school and in the community
  • Improve overall family communication and cohesion
  • Stabilize and transition the youth to less intensive or less intrusive treatment services

Craigwood receives referrals from Children’s Aid Societies, the Community Services Coordination Network (CSCN) and other agencies.

All of our programs provide:

  • A competency, strength-based approach to individualized and family-based solutions
  • Integrated plans for social skills, life skills, behaviour management, emotional regulation, cognitive restructuring
  • Individual counselling, family counselling, group sessions, aftercare
  • Educational and recreational opportunities (on-site or in the community)
  • Evidence-Informed approaches within a trauma-informed framework

“BEST RESIDENTIAL EXPERIENCE”
Craigwood’s approach to building the foundation for the lasting success of our clients

Midway and Bridgeway Programs

  • Two 9-bed programs
  • Males age 12 – 18
  • Voluntary* admission
  • Ailsa Craig campus

Our aim at Midway and Bridgeway is to help youth and families work on and work out the issues that will lead to family re-unification or to more independent living for the youth. Our focus is on collaborating with youth, families and community supports to build skills, nurture strengths, decrease conduct problems and work towards mutual goals.

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Riverview Program

  • 5-bed program
  • Females age 12 – 18
  • Voluntary* admission
  • Ailsa Craig campus

Riverview helps female youth with complex needs to increase social competencies and resolve past trauma impact that will end the cycle of multiple placements and moves that they often experience. We offer them safety and stability to facilitate their growth towards health and self-responsibility. Ultimately, the goal is to integrate successfully back into the home or to achieve more independent living.

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Serenity Program

  • 2- to 3-bed program
  • Males & females age 12 – 21
  • Voluntary* admission
  • Ailsa Craig campus

This highly individualized service provides specialized residential care and treatment for male and female youth. Youth who are admitted to this program require one-to-one staffing or more and will have unique needs that can only be provided through an intensive highly staff-resourced service.

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Woodview Program

  • 10-bed secure program
  • Females age 12 – 20
  • Youth Justice-ordered admission
  • Ailsa Craig campus

Woodview provides security, stabilization support and rehabilitation for female youth who await disposition or are sentenced to a secure setting under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. We ensure residents have a safe and secure setting as they transition through the court process, or as they complete their prescribed terms after their sentencing for offences. During their residency here, they have access to assessment services, counselling, skill development and educational opportunities to help them prepare for their return to the community.

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St. George St. Program

  • 8-bed program
  • Males age 12 – 18
  • Voluntary* admission
  • London residence

Our St. George Street home helps youth and families work on and work out the issues that will lead to family re-unification or to more independent living. A positive neighbourhood setting allows residents to maintain close community connections while learning new skills. The focus is on collaboration with youth and family, building of skills, nurturing strengths and working towards mutually established goals.

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of Craigwood’s rural residential campus near the town of Ailsa Craig.

* Voluntary admission: Admission to these programs requires consent of both the youth and their legal guardian. Please see our policies and framework regarding the Rights of the Child.

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