Ontario

COSAP (Children of Substance Abusing Parents)

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. AY provides counselling for youth whose lives have been affected by the substance use of their parents, guardians or other family members. Service is delivered in partnership with several other youth serving organizations including the secondary schools.

Program Restricted To

Youth

Access Information

We complete other assessment measures but they are not required to access to program. Some flexibility at either end of age range; self-referral although can be supported by another professional or family; parents can be seen even if youth is not in service; encourage clients to involve family and support networks (e.g., friends and other professionals). Will provide case conferencing and conjoint sessions with other service providers, especially mental health. Telephone consultation; intake completed through main office.

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