Treatment Programs

Program Summary

Huron House Boys’ Home is much more than a residential program where teenage boys have a warm safe place to live.  It is a place where programs are developed and implemented in response to specific and constantly changing needs.

There are several fundamental components which form the basis of our successful programs. These components fall into three main categories: youth oriented focus, family oriented focus, and community oriented focus.  Each of the fundamental components has its own significant value; when combined, a comprehensive and effective treatment program emerges.  This is the foundation of the work done at Huron House Boys’ Home.

At Huron House Boys’ Home we offer a unique and valuable opportunity to all boys admitted into our program.

A. Youth Oriented Focus

  1. Counselling:
    • Daily group programming involving anger awareness and anger management, violence awareness, character building, relationship(s) development, life skills education and training, independent living skills
    • individual counselling
  2. Education:
    • access to a Section 23 classroom
    • community based
    • individually defined according to the needs of each youth
    • homework nightly with staff support and internet access
    • extra tutorial work when needed
  3. Structure:
    • planned and purposeful activities from chores to hobbies
  4. Work Ethic:
    • ”a job well done is a job done well”
    • increase self-esteem
    • “nothing comes free” belief
  5. Recreation:
    • healthy, fun
    • increase self-esteem
    • individually defined according to ability and interest

B. Family Oriented Focus

  • family counselling
  • individual counselling
  • group counselling
  • parental skill training

C. Community Oriented Focus

Reinvestment into the community:

  • return the support received from the community back to the community
  • volunteer jobs in support of broader community interests or service groups
  • support to our neighbours (grass cutting, leaf raking)
  • boys volunteering their time at seniors’ homes

Community partnerships:

  • working with service providers, service clubs, government, and business for the
    betterment of the community