Youthdale’s residences offer integrated services in a practical day-to-day living environment.

Youthdale operates four treatment residences in Toronto, one in Aurora, and another near Magnetawan. Each home accommodates eight to nine children and is staffed by mental health professionals assisted by a consulting psychiatrist.

Our treatment residences emphasize structure, and incorporate the day-to-day routines families normally have in their homes, such as wake-up, mealtime, and study times. This consistency and predictability is augmented by daily group therapy meetings, in which children and staff discuss their difficulties and better ways of working together.

While in residence, children attend regular community schools or special classes through Youthdale's day treatment program and, in July and August, attend our summer camp.

Youthdale recognizes that the decision to admit a child to residential treatment is stressful for children and their families. A Youthdale family worker will help prepare everyone and will provide ongoing family support and therapy.

Youthdale strives to adapt its services to a child’s religion, heritage, and cultural identity. For more information, please call the Intake Coordinator at (416) 368-4896, ext. 2000.