The Wheatland Program
This program operates on a house-parented, group-care model for young people dealing with diverse psychological, social and emotional issues. The program provides services for youth who can benefit from being in a family-like environment with more supervision and therapeutic support than foster care can provide.
There are nine youth (6-17) living within the two homes of the Wheatland Program at any given time, providing residential mental health treatment. Based on the Small Family Home Model, the Wheatland Program ensures youth and their families have access to 24/7 therapeutic clinical support as they work through times of emotional crisis and conflict. A Family Support Counsellor is also available to provide children and their families with knowledge and resources aimed towards building and maintaining positive relationships.
House parents reside in the homes with the youth, supported by staff members. Presenting concerns for the youth may include parent-adolescent conflict, school/academic difficulties, substance use, neglect and various forms of abuse.