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Organization: Avalon Treatment Programs  
PO Box 279
Hillsburgh, ON
N0B 1Z0
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Residential programs Mon-Sun 24 hours
Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Executives: Kelly Walraven - Executive Director
519-855-1753 *
Public Contacts: Dawn Hunt - Director of Operations
Service Description: Specialized treatment programs for children and youth with complex needs.

Treatment programs for children and youth who have experienced trauma resulting from abuse, abandonment or neglect and those with mental health concerns, behavioural disorders, emotional issues and developmental challenges.
  • residential group homes
  • day treatment program for local children
  • on-site classrooms and community school placements
  • specialized foster care

Residential Group Homes:
Specialized Services (rural location) - medium, long-term and emergency placements for adolescent girls with high needs * day treatment program for local teens * on-site classrooms and school placements * Horizons Program: (Guelph) - individual and group programming * life skills programs * Lighthouse Program (rural location) - program for residents with mental health issues, dual diagnoses, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Foster Care:
Specialized foster homes providing care, treatment and supervision for children and youth who benefit from a low-stimulation environment

Fees: Program
Application: Placement workers to submit referral package for review; pre-placement visit includes potential candidate, youth's social worker and family members (if applicable).

Avalon accepts referrals from Children's Aid Societies, Child Welfare Agencies, and Children's Mental Health Agencies. For more information, contact Dawn Hunt.
Eligibility / Target Population: Avalon Specialized Services - adolescent girls, ages 12-18
Horizons Program - mixed genders, ages 13-18
Lighthouse Program - mixed genders, ages 4-14
Languages: English
Area Served:
Erin and surrounding area.  
See Also: Child Abuse and Welfare
Children and Youth with Disabilities
Housing and Residential Care for People with Mental Illness
Mental Health for Children and Youth

This information was last completely updated on October 3, 2018

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