Residential Program

Who is this Service For?

  • Youth 11-18 years experiencing significant social, emotional and behavioural problems, who require an intensive 24 hour therapeutic setting
  • Residential placement is considered after other community based interventions have been attempted
  • Families are expected to be involved in ongoing service

Who Can Make a Referral?

  • Parents and Guardians
  • Youth over 12 years of age
  • Professionals
  • Agencies

How is a Referral Made?

Residential treatment beds are accessed through Simcoe County Residential Central Intake Committee or York Region Central Intake Committee. Call New Path Intake Department at 705-725-7656 or, from the 905 area code in Simcoe County, call 1-866-566-7656.

What Services are Available?

  • Residential treatment in one of three 24-hour staffed 6-bed homes
  • Individual and family counselling
  • Group counselling
  • Specialized classroom staffed by one teacher and a mental health worker
  • Recreational activities
  • Psychiatric and psychological consultation
  • Service coordination with other agencies
  • Support after discharge

Where is the Service Located?

The Residential Program is located on a 25 acre rural Cookstown site. There are 18 residential beds in 3 group homes:

  • One female-only home
  • One male-only home
  • One co-ed home

Is There a Cost for this Service?

No, this service is funded by the Ministry of Children & Youth Services.

Note: If you receive the children’s special allowance it will be deducted for your child during the time they are in the residential service.