Healthy Minds, Healthy Futures

Live-In Treatment

TPYS offers a supportive Live-In Treatment program for youth ages 12 to 17 who live with mental health or substance abuse issues. For some youth these challenges can make it difficult to live with their family, and getting care at one of our homes is an effective alternative.

TPYS has two residences, which look just like private homes. Each home is staffed by trained youth workers and professional counsellors trained in social work or related fields such as clinical psychology. A consulting psychologist or psychiatrist may also be involved as part of the multi-disciplinary service team.

Some youth stay a few months, while some stay for a few years. There is no set time for how long a client can stay in Live-In Treatment. Goals are created when the client moves in, so their length of stay depends on their progress toward their goals.  Youth are involved in all aspects of life in the residences, including grocery shopping, menu preparation, cooking, cleaning, and choosing community activities and in-house programming.

To ensure clients stay on track with their education, we partner with the TDSB and provide an educational assessment and plan for clients who need to complete their schooling. When appropriate, we also provide employment services and training, life skills training (such as financial and household management), health and mental health services and counselling, and legal services. For those transitioning towards independence, our transitional housing program may be an option, but we can also help them navigate the adult services available to them.

We have two Live-In Treatment programs for youth whose social-emotional-psychological needs and family relationships require an out of home treatment approach.

  • The Clifton Program is a structured, non-gender specific, Live-In Treatment program for youth ages 12 to 17. The program is a 6-bed residence providing each youth with their own bedroom.

Interior shot of 49/51 Chapman Avenue. This shot shows a parlour with seating, a shelf with gaming, television, and a dining table in the background. Interior shot of 49/51 Chapman Avenue. In this shot, a warm bedroom with stuffed animals, storage units and bed.


  • The Withrow Program is a structured, Live-In Treatment gender specific program for females ages 12 to 17. The program is an 8-bed residence comprised of a combination of single and double rooms.



  • Emergency Shelter is available in a 35-bed dormitory setting at our 95 Wellesley Street East location for homeless and street-involved male and transgender youth (who identify as male), ages 16 to 24.



  • Our Redwood Program supports youth who identify as male, ages 16 to 18 (at time of referral) who need housing support as they transition towards living more independently. The primary focus of the program is to help clients gain the skills they need to be successful either on their own or wherever they may live next. Clients are expected to be full-time students or engaged in full-time employment, a training program, or some combination of these, and are expected to pay a contribution toward their living expenses. Click for more information on the Redwood Program.

redwood-4-1 Interior shot of 106 Redwood Avenue. A recreation room with a foosball table with a chess board occupy the foreground, with two couches and a TV in the background. An opening into the dining area occupies the back. Interior shot of 106 Redwood Avenue. A two bed, bedroom with storage units and a chair.


  • Our residences are accredited by the Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA), and licensed by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

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