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Getting specialized treatment and help

It feels as though we have tried everything to help our child, and the problems are getting worse and worse, at home and at school. He needs more than we can provide.

Encompass Living is there for children who experience challenges so severe they need to live in a treatment setting for a period of time to get the help they need.

Comprehensive Residential Services is a fee-for-service program that primarily serves organizations such as children’s aid societies. The program offers a stable and compassionate environment for children who are in need of therapeutic intervention. While staying at kidsLINK, these children attend our on-site Section 23 school and receive intensive therapy.  Comprehensive Residential Services (CRS) came into being in 2001 when kidsLINK’s residential treatment services for children with severe mental health challenges were threatened by government cuts. Instead of struggling to maintain an unsustainable service or closing it down, kidsLINK expanded it and optimized its capacity. Comprehensive Residential Services sells intervention for very complex children in the child welfare system. Surpluses from this $1.4-million venture are reinvested in bolstering underfunded programs. It has sustained and extended both kidsLINK’s mission capacity and the provincial government’s funded mental health services.