Marymound is striving to improve access to high quality mental health/substance use services by creating a responsive and integrated delivery model to best serve the needs of children and youth in the community.
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The Pelletier Hope Centre improves services and programs to children and youth by responding quickly and comprehensively to young people’s complex mental health/substance use issues, in addition to their complex social, emotional and physical needs.

The Centre currently consists of a semi-secured needs assessment and stabilization unit. Plans are underway to create a second unsecured transition home to prepare youth for successful integration back into the community.

The Pelletier Hope Centre: Assessment and Stabilization Program

This six-bed, semi-secure group home provides holistic treatment services to female youth ages doorsb
12-17 by a multi-disciplinary team during a 3 to 9 month stay.

The program stabilizes the risk-taking behaviors of youth suffering from mental health/substance use and unresolved trauma in order to gather assessments and create long term treatment plans. The goal is to help youth thrive and successfully move to a less intensive living setting in the community.

Staff involved in the primary care of the youth are adolescent treatment counsellors and nurses. Other Marymound staff who are involved, but not limited to, are teachers, school psychologist, occupational therapist, and a clinical specialist.  Other mental health team members include a consulting psychologist and psychiatrist, and other community services when necessary. Each team is unique, with the mix of staff and services reflecting the needs of each youth.

Staff offer care to youth who have experienced or are at risk of physical, sexual and/or emotional abuse or neglect.

Services include:

  • Stabilization, consultation, assessment, treatment planning, milieu and individual psychotherapy
  • Family therapy/reconciliation
  • Occupational therapy
  • Educational support
  • Holistic programing including cultural programming
  • Advocacy and collaboration with other community agencies involved with the youth

Referral Criteria:

  • Female
  • Ages 12 to 17 years
  • In the care of a child and family services agency
  • Youth has mental health/substance use concerns and complex care needs:
  • exhibits risk-taking behaviours, where intensity, frequently and duration are considered and,
  • presents with mental health/substance use needs which impair their ability to make sound life decisions and,
  • have not been successful in other living settings and,
  • requires further diagnostic evaluation and treatment recommendations within a semi-secure setting and,
  • requires 24 hour care
  • Other local resources have been fully explored
  • Youth has a transition plan prior to admission
  • Guardians are willing to collaborate during the youth’s care and treatment
  • Ability to reside in a group-home setting

 

Referral Process: A referral is required through the Child Protection Branch – Provincial Placement Desk Specialist.

Please contact Marymound at 204-338-7971 for further information.

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