Crown Ward After Care Program

As part of a commitment to after care programming and services Crown Wards now have the ability to access to  professional counselling for personal,family and work-related issues, financial and legal information,  relationships, career planning, addictions support, health counselling, etc.

Check out the following link for more information

Fostering Positive Mental Health

In February 2013 The Simcoe Muskoka Health Unit sent out in its regular publication a great article titled ‘Fostering Positive Mental Health’ that identified some tips on what caregivers can do to foster good mental health in children and teens that assist in ‘helping young people develop strengths and talents, feel valued and respected, cared for and understood’ (p.2).  It also provided a link to a free booklet that provides information identifying features and skill development to assist in working with children and youth.  Check out the link for more information.

What to do to foster good mental health;

  • Show you care by giving your child affection, time and attention
  • Talk with an optimistic outlook on life
  • Support kids to set achievable goals at school and home
  • Give them opportunities to try new skills and celebrate their efforts
  • Show interest and offer guidance to problem solve.  Kids may have difficulty with managing time, peer pressures, fears and worries
  • Have healthy food available, fun activities and regular sleep routines at home for everyone, including yourself
  • Help build an positive school environment

(Health Matters, Feb. 2013)


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At Jen’s Place we welcome youth. We accept and consider applications for youth, ages 11 to 18, both males and females who are struggling with the following difficulties:

  • emotional abuse
  • physical abuse
  • sexual abuse
  • neglect
  • mental health challenges
  • behavioural challenges

We provide therapeutic services for:

  • emotional challenges
  • sexuality and sexual activity
  • abandonment, grief and loss
  • stealing
  • eating disorders
  • bed wetting
  • verbal abuse
  • running
  • substance use/abuse
  • aggression towards self/others/property1
  • suicidal threats and attempts
  • sexual abuse
  • fetal alcohol effect/syndrome2
  • tantrums
  • youth involved with the criminal justice system
  • fire setting/playing with fire3
  • learning disorder- all types
  • socially delayed
  • school, academic and attendance issues
  • mental health challenges
    • bi-polar
    • personality disorder
    • oppositional defiant disorder
    • conduct disorder
    • attachment disorder
    • obsessive compulsive disorder
    • sleep disorder
    • attention deficit hyperactivity disorder- all types
    • phobias
    • anxiety disorder
  1. We accept aggressive youth towards self, others and property,
    excluding Serious Violent Offenders as Defined in the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
  2. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Effect/Syndrome will be considered in conjunction with other difficulties and identified treatment needs.
  3. Fire Setting/Playing with Fire are considered with TAPP-C Assessment.


Please Note: Serious violent offenders and sexual offenders will not be considered for placement, as Jen’s Place is not structured to clinically serve them effectively.

Community Care

Jen’s Place strongly promotes community activities with the residents.  The community offers a place that can facilitate strong growth in youth that can positively affect self-esteem and self-efficacy.  Community can also provide a sense of belonging.  Jen’s Place is committed to working with the community in understanding, accepting and including the residents of the home and providing opportunities to participate productively in community events and activities.

The Residential Program Offers:

  • Therapeutic Intervention will address Emotional, Behavioural and Mental Health Difficulties
  • Individualized Assessment, Behaviour Management Plans & Programming
  • Psychological Consultations
  • Academic/Educational Needs (Community school or Jen’s Place REAL Program)
  • Crisis/Emergency Admission
  • Community and Life Skills Programming
  • Recreational Programming
  • Individual, and Family Counseling
  • Psychological and Psychiatric Assessments, Play, Art, and Music Therapy as Arranged
  • Community Services such as Physician, Dentist, Optician, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Nutrition Consultant, etc

We have two group homes to meet your needs. Visit our programs page for detailed information.


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