Children's Centre Thunder Bay

Site: Thunder Bay

Service: Short Term Assessment and Treatment

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Description & Services
Description (Service) Offers a six bed live-in treatment program that provides a safe, structured home-like environment for children/youth who are in severe crisis
Provides a 90 day treatment and assessment service intended to: 
  • Stabilize a youth's high risk behaviour 
  • Allow for a complete comprehensive assessment 
  • Actively engage the youth and their family and/or the support system in treatment 
  • Assist youth to successfully transition back into their family and community
Placement is re-assessed at regular intervals to determine if a treatment extension is required
Hours Office Mon, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Tue-Thu 8 am-6 pm 
Live-in services Mon-Sun 24 hours
Areas Served Kenora District ; Rainy River District ; Thunder Bay District
Eligibility Ages: 10 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Children and youth who: 
  • Are experiencing severe social, behavioral and/or emotional difficulties 
  • Are exhibiting psychiatric difficulties 
  • Require a comprehensive mental health assessment 
  • Are at high risk of self-harm and suicide, and  
  • Whose family is in acute crises and is at imminent risk of breaking down
Children are NOT eligible to receive service if they are medically unstable, and/or: 
  • Have family who refuse to participate or consent to service 
  • Exhibit such extreme behaviours that they cannot be managed safely within the live-in setting and staffing resources 
  • Have special needs that require an alternative service and/or would benefit from a less intrusive service 
  • Do not have a discharge plan
Application For more information or to make a referral, contact either the main office at 807-343-5000 or the Access Network at 1-855-486-5037
Languages English
Fees None
Additional Service Sites
Contact Information
Office Phone 807-343-5000
Fax 807-345-0444
Primary Contact David Villella, Program Manager; Phone: 807-343-5039; Email:
Located In Community Thunder Bay
Address 283 Lisgar St
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6G6
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Intersection Lisgar St and Water St
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) ; United Way