Ontario

Community Treatment Program *ECD

Type of Service

Addictions Treatment - Substance Abuse

Program Description

Alternatives for Youth (AY) provides community treatment services to youth ages 12-22 years, and those who care about them. Services include drug and alcohol education, assessment, treatment and referral. We also provide support to community services through training, education and consultation on the issues of substance use and youth. Alternatives for Youth Community Treatment Program ECD works in a holistic and culturally responsive manner to reduce harm to pregnant and parenting youth. The MOHLTC-approved standardized assessment tools are administered through this program in person by this organization. A structured intake form is also administered, which includes information on the children/family. We also provide support to community services though training, education and consultation on the issues of youth substance use and pregnancy and parenting. Services are delivered primarily at St. Martin's Manor Young Parent Resource Centre, and Angela's Place Young Parent Resource Centre.

Program Restricted To

Youth
Early Childhood Development Clients

Access Information

Other forms of assessment, beyond the MOHLTC-approved standardized assessment tools, required to access this program are intake and screening forms. Youth can be referred directly to the Alternatives for Youth counsellor by staff at the partner sites. They can also drop in when the Alternatives for Youth counsellor is visiting these sites. There are informal drop-in discussion and education groups as well as more structured groups set up by partner organization staff. Referrals also accepted from the Children's Aid Society. Community youth not attending the partner organizations can access service through our main site. Referrals also accepted from the Children's Aid Society.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 905-527-4469
Fax 905-527-8291

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 12 to 22 years of age.
Catchment Counties: (Hamilton)
Wheelchair Access Yes

Smoking

Policy Allowed

Languages

English

Hours

Monday 0830-1700
Tuesday 0830-2000
Wednesday 0830-2000
Thursday 0830-1700
Friday 0830-1700