What we do
Terrace Youth Residential Services, Inc. has been providing a full spectrum of services to children and youth since 1998. Our homes are located throughout Ontario and serve males and females. Since 1998, services have expanded to include day treatment programs, foster care programs and specialized treatment programs. Today, TYRS has expanded to provide treatment homes and services to over 30 Children’s Aid Societies and serving over 200 youth in group, foster and respite care placements.
Our experienced caregivers understand the importance of a 360°, individualized approach to care. We offer everything from regular short-term relief for parents to alternative schooling to Group Home or Foster Care Placements.
YOUTH RESIDENTIAL Services
Our program is designed to accommodate youth between the ages of 7 through 18 years of age.
Presenting problems may include:
Mental health diagnosis, major peer problems; aggressive behaviour; depression; withdrawal; suicidal thoughts and behaviour; unresolved emotional trauma due to family disruption; violence; substance abuse or child abuse; school avoidance, mild intellectual disabilities or a neurodevelopmental disorder that fits within our milieu.LEARN MORE BECOME A FOSTER PARENT
CREATIVITY & CULTURE
We support our youth in their cultural heritage through participation in community resources and cultural groups. Sharing of cultural heritage including language are also encouraged through at home activities (i.e. dietary requirements, language, crafts, etc).LEARN MORE
ASSESSMENT & REPORTS
In conjunction with the Plan of Care, we provide an assessment of the child in the context of their immediate environment, specifically, in their interactions and relationships. Psychiatric, counselling and assessment services are provided through our Wellness Centre.LEARN MORE
While we endeavor to provide and meet the needs of all of our youth, there are times they may benefit from outside resources. The Director and team maintain a good working relationship with other social, education, and health resources within the community.LEARN MORE
COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM
In appreciation and acknowledgment of the support and services we receive from our communities, we endeavor to give-back to the community. Youth are encouraged to participate local activities such as clean up days, annual fun days, and more.LEARN MORE
STAFF & FINANCIAL RESOURCES
Our staff are required to attend multiple training sessions including a minimum of 60 hours of Observation Shift Training, TCI, and CPS training. Financial resources have been allocated to cover the costs as well as the costs for resource consultants.LEARN MORE
STRUCTURED HOME ENVIRONMENT
Youth are provided with the structure and consistency needed for them to be able to grow and make positive important decisions in their lives. These are reflected in the scheduling of shifts, plans of care and the day to day living within the house.LEARN MORE
Our therapeutic counselling encompasses a holistic approach for each of our youth including treatment goals, expectations and individualized plans. We also assist in the treatment process through positive activities and interaction.LEARN MORE
Youth’s development and effectiveness of treatment plans are based on their specific needs and is assessed through data, interviews with clinical support team & staff, placement suitability assessment, relationships & interactions with the community, and more.LEARN MORE
Clients may be referred to Terrace Youth Residential Services’ transition program, a program designed to accommodate placement of older adolescent females, in a setting with a full time staff person in the role of caregiver. This program accommodates placement for up to 6 youth between the ages of 16 up to 18 years, in a licensed facility. These youth develop an individual program and sign a contract upon placement, agreeing to the terms of their placement and developing a transition plan.VIEW OUR TRANSITION PROGRAM (PDF)