Day and Residential Treatment Programs
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Day and Residential Treatment Programs

Lutherwood offers a wide range of day and residential mental health programs, you can find details of each below. These programs are accessed through Front Door, or other referral sources. To explore options that meet your needs attend our Walk-In services.

Front Door offers Walk-In services at three different locations:

  • Monday: 9 am – 4:30 pm at 1770 King Street E., Kitchener (Front Door)
  • Tuesday: 12 pm – 7:30 pm at 35 Dickson St, Cambridge (Lutherwood)
  • Wednesday: 12 pm – 7:30 pm at 1770 King Street E., Kitchener (Front Door)
  • Thursday: 9 am – 4:30 pm at 1145 Concession Rd., Cambridge (Langs)

Please note that the last session will begin one hour prior to the end times above.

The Day Treatment program is a therapeutic service for youth between 12 years of age and up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing significant emotional and behavioural difficulties. The program combines a supportive school environment with therapeutic and skill training activities designed to foster normal adolescent growth and reach treatment goals. In partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board, the program operates from 9 am – 3 pm Monday to Friday at our Children’s Mental Health Centre in Waterloo.

Using a client focused, strengths-based approach, we provide:

  • Individualized education program and the opportunity to attain credits
  • Individual, group and family therapy
  • School and community integration
  • Recreational activities, (gym, swimming, community outings)
  • Milieu treatment (social responsibility, life skills, emotion management, positive peer relations and self esteem)

Each youth is assigned their own Primary Worker and Clinician who work with the youth and their families to develop individualized treatment goals. Our multidisciplinary treatment team then supports the youth and family in achieving these goals. 

The treatment team includes:

  • Program Manager
  • Teacher
  • Day Treatment Supervisor
  • School Transition Worker
  • Child and Youth Counsellors
  • Nurse Therapist
  • Clinician
  • Music Therapist
  • Psychologist
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Psychiatric services are arranged with local medical professionals as required.

The Woodlands Residential Treatment program is a therapeutic service for youth between 12 years of age and up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing significant mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties. The 5 day residential program combines a family-based treatment model and a supportive school environment with therapeutic and skills training activities designed to foster normal adolescent growth, healthy family relationships and achieve treatment goals. The program operates 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday within a home-like environment where youth follow house rules and participate in structured groups, recreational activities and chores.

Using a client-focused, strengths-based approach, we provide:

  • Individual, family and group counselling based on treatment goals
  • Individualized school program and the opportunity to attain credits
  • Milieu treatment (social responsibility. Life skills, emotion management, positive peer interactions and self esteem)
  • Health education and assessment
  • Recreational activities (gym, swimming and community outings)
  • Home and community reintegration support
  • Crisis support
  • Health consultations, teaching and support
  • Assessments, as required

Each youth and family is assigned their own Primary Worker and Clinician who work collaboratively to develop individual treatment goals. Our multidisciplinary team then supports the youth and family in achieving these goals in collaboration with the youth, family and community partners, if required. The Woodlands treatment team includes:

  • Program Manager & Supervisor
  • Child and Youth Counsellors
  • Clinician
  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Nurse Therapist
  • Music Therapist
  • Recreation Therapist
  • School Transition Worker
  • Psychiatric services are arranged with local medical professionals as required.

Bridgelands is a unique therapeutic service for youth between 12 years of age and up to their 18th birthday who are experiencing significant mental health, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties requiring a longer term residential treatment program. This specialized 7 day program provides stability, consistent therapeutic treatment and transition services for hard to serve youth in the care of child welfare agencies or those youth assessed through a service resolution process as requiring such a service.

Using a client-focused, strengths-based approach, we provide:

  • Individual, family and group counselling based on treatment goals
  • Individualized school program and the opportunity to attain credits
  • Milieu treatment (social responsibility. Life skills, emotion management, positive peer interactions and self esteem)
  • Health education and assessment
  • Recreational activities (gym, swimming and community outings)
  • Home and community reintegration support
  • Crisis support
  • Health consultations, teaching and support
  • Resource support to agencies
  • We conduct formal psychological assessments for an additional fee. Music therapy and pet visitation are available for a limited number of youth.

Each youth and family works with their own Primary Worker and Clinician to develop individual treatment goals. Our multidisciplinary team then supports the youth and family in achieving these goals. In collaboration with the youth, family, and community partners, if required. The treatment team for Bridgelands Program includes:

  • Program Manager
  • Supervisor
  • Child and Youth Counsellors
  • Clinician
  • Psychologist
  • Teacher
  • Nurse Therapist
  • Music Therapist
  • Recreation Therapist
  • School Transition Worker
  • Psychiatric services are arranged with local medical professionals as required.

Eligibility

  • 12 – 18 years old and exhibiting significant mental health and/or behavioural issues
  • Require additional front line assessment and adjustment related to medication, educational needs and/or treatment planning
  • Can progress within a group setting
  • Can benefit from clear and consistent routines, structure and expectations
  • Sufficiently developed cognitive abilities (exceptions may be considered)
  • Can work toward identified goals within available resources.

Referrals

Lutherwood uses a comprehensive intake process to ensure a good “fit” between the needs of the youth, the placement agency and this program. For more information on accessing this program or to arrange a visit, please contact Bridgelands.The Bridgelands Residential Treatment program is a contracted per diem rate service.