WAYS engages with at-risk children, youth and families through counselling, learning, skill development and advocacy to achieve healthy, independent lives and positive self-esteem.
Provides youth age 12 to 18 and their families in crisis with the help they need, when they need it.
WAYS offers residential programs located in London for youth up to the age of 18 to meet a range of needs.
Open Detention & Custody and Extrajudicial Sanctions Programs in London-Middlesex and Chatham-Kent.
Enhanced Foster Care
Foster families provide a supportive and nurturing environment for children and youth 18 years old and under.
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Featured Success Story
When I was 5 and still living overseas, my parents divorced. That tore our family apart. When my mom remarried, I had a turbulent relationship with my step-dad. We moved to Canada and life took a turn for the worse. I became depressed and started smoking cigarettes. My brother started using drugs and got kicked out of our home a bunch of times, which meant...
My daughter was diagnosed with learning disabilities and ADHD when she was 7. She had problems with anger, anxiety and impulsivity. At age 9, she was admitted to hospital for further diagnosis due to severe anxiety and psychotic symptoms following a move and other major changes in her life. For a few years, things were improved although social concerns were always a real problem and...
Jake was rebellious and frequently hostile toward adults when he was referred to WAYS. He was involved with the law and struggled with some serious addiction issues. He was not getting along with his parents and he had suffered a number of significant losses in his life. School was also a struggle. His parents were frustrated and finally gave him an ultimatum: make better choices...
People often turn to music to lift their spirits and we now know there is research to back up the benefits of listening to and playing music. Music helps to reduce stress, alleviate anxiety, improve cognitive performance and elevate mood. When Brian Nelles of Britown Music contacted WAYS and offered to create a music program for our youth in residence, we jumped at the opportunity....