Residential Programs

  • Hardy Geddes House

  • Jon Clark House

  • Maitland Street Residence

  • Sylvan Street Residence

  • Three Quarter House

  • Belton House

WAYS offers a variety of residential programs located in London for youth up to the age of 18 to meet a range of needs. Residential programs provide mental health support and life skills. For youth who are preparing for independent living, there are Transitional Residential or semi-independent living programs. Each program at WAYS offers a strength-based approach toward supporting youth with accomplishing their goals.

Hardy Geddes House

Males 14-18

Focus: Mental wellness; Maturation; Preparing for independence

Access is through Community Service Coordination Network (CSCN).

Maitland Street Residence

Females 14-18

Focus: Mental wellness; Maturation; Preparing for independence

Access is through Community Service Coordination Network (CSCN).

Sylvan Street Residence

Co-Ed 12-18

Focus: Mental wellness; Maturation

Access through a Children’s Aid Society.

Belton House

Co-ed 8-18

Focus: Mental wellness; Maturation

Access through Children’s Aid Society of London Middlesex

Belton Receiving

Co-ed 8-18

Focus: Focus: Mental wellness; Youth in need of short-term stabilization

Access through Children’s Aid Society of London Middlesex

This Program Offers

  • A safe, stable, trauma-informed environment that meets the basic needs of the young person, such as food, clothing, safe shelter and medical care.
  • A dedicated staff team equipped to provide the young person with support and coping strategies to succeed.
  • An environment with structure and routine that is age-appropriate and attainable for the young person.
  • Individualized program planning.
  • Access to clinical supports and community resources to meet the youth’s individualized needs.
  • Groups that promote development of life skills and other specific needs of the youth.
  • Access to our WD Sutton Alternative School Programs for youth in need of alternative education options.
  • Access to a variety of recreational activities.

Jon Clark House

Males 16-18

Focus: Mental wellness; Preparing for independence and self-sufficiency

To make a referral, call 519-432-2209 x 3101

Three Quarter House

Females 16-18

Focus: Mental wellness; Preparing for independence and self-sufficiency

To make a referral, call 519-432-2209 x 3371

This Program Offers

  • A semi-independent living environment that is safe, stable, trauma-informed and meets the basic needs of the young person (such as food, clothing, safe shelter and medical care)
  • A stepping stone to independent living with opportunities to practice life skills and coping strategies with staff support
  • An environment with structure and routine that is age-appropriate
  • Individualized program planning
  • Support in managing mental health issues, and assistance in making a successful transition to needed services in the adult mental health system
  • Access to our WD Sutton Alternative School Programs for youth in need of alternative education options
  • Access to a variety of recreational activities

Residential Respite

Helping families by providing respite care to youth age 14 to 18.

This service may be appropriate for youth who are:

  • Working to maintain healthy, safe living conditions within the family home.
  • Currently receiving services from a Children’s Mental Health Centre.
  • On a waiting list for Mental Health Services (including Residential).

To access, call the Crisis and Intake Team at 519-433-0334

WD Sutton Alternative School Program

This service is available to clients of WAYS, including participants in WAYS Residential Programs. This Alternative School Program supports students in the following ways:

  • Smaller classroom size to ensure the student receives the support needed to succeed.
  • A teacher and a classroom support worker who work at the pace and ability of the student.
  • Individualized education planning.