Admission Requirements

Huron House believes that all admissions should be done in a planned way. Upon initial interest in having a youth admitted into the program, general discussions are held with the referring agent/parent and our Service Coordinator. The Case Manager or guardian is responsible for submitting preliminary written material about the youth/family which is then reviewed by our internal admission committee. This preliminary material must include:

  • A detailed social history
  • All current educational and psychological assessments, including educational requirements
  • An outline of all outstanding problems
  • An outline of what the initial short term and long term goals are for the youth.

Huron House charges a fee for service to Children’s Aid Societies.

The following list outlines some of the responsibilities and expectations between the agency, the parent, and Huron House in contributing to the cost of care of the youth. For a complete list, the guardian should refer to the Service Agreement that will be signed at the time of admission.

Health Supplies and Related Services

Huron House:
non-prescribed drugs (cough syrup, aspirin etc.), prescribed drugs not covered by a drug plan that is required to alleviate temporary illness or injury. Medical equipment (crutches, bandages etc.)

Referring Agency/Parent:
prescribed drugs (not covered by a drug plan) used for extended periods of time (psychotropic medication, insulin etc.) – optical needs – dental care

Spending Money and Gifts

Huron House:
allowances, birthday gifts – Huron House will make every attempt to augment the child’s allotment for Christmas gifts. Money for gifts to the child’s family should come from the child’s bank account, the parents or from the referring agency.

Referring Agency/Parent:
Christmas gifts for the child and possibly for the child’s family.

Recreation and Entertainment

Huron House:
General recreation and entertainment costs including admission fees, crafts supplies, equipment to participate in non-organized sports, play or camp.

Referring Agency/Parent:
Cost for music lessons or instruments – registration fees and equipment required for organized sports (e.g., hockey equipment)

Transportation and Travel

Costs associated with attending appointments, going on home visits etc. are negotiated with the agency or family if the distance is extreme or if there is a high frequency of trips, especially if those trips are outside the Sarnia/Lambton area.

School Related Expenses

Huron House:
Costs associated with supplies not covered by the Board of Education, e.g., paper, binders, pens, etc.

Referring Agency/Parent:
Costs associated with school activities, school trips, school pictures, school related registration fees for sports and other activities, school uniforms.

Personal Care

Huron House:
All personal care expenses such as laundry, dry cleaning, toiletries, grooming, haircuts, hygiene.


Referring Agency/Parent:
The placement agency and/or family must ensure that the child is admitted to the program with a complete wardrobe suitable to the child’s age and needs and which takes into account the season in which the child arrives. Arrangements should be made to ensure that each child is provided with the following clothing throughout the year.

  • 1 pair outdoor shoes
  • 1 pair indoor shoes
  • 1 pair slippers
  • 1 winter coat
  • 1 pair winter boots
  • 1 pair winter gloves
  • 2 pairs pajamas
  • 1 housecoat
  • 3-4 pairs jeans/pants
  • 5 t-shirts or regular shirts
  • 2-3 sweatshirts
  • 2 pairs sweat pants
  • 1 bathing suit
  • 7 pairs underwear
  • 10 pairs socks
  • 1 spring/fall jacket
  • 1 winter coat

Huron House will contact the referring agency or the parent prior to purchasing any Item or will ask that the parent purchase any needed clothing.