Wendigo Lake – R.E.A.C.H.
The program is designed to promote family permanency and address behavioural challenges arising from complex trauma, attachment and substance abuse. The family-like program format offers maximum opportunity to develop and practice the skills that will enable a successful return to a community based permanency placement.
The designed duration of the program is 90 days, with opportunity for the young person to request to stay longer to continue treatment and to facilitate appropriate reintegration planning. With the support of the staff team, students are engaged in all aspects of home life including menu planning, shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry and operating within a budget. Students participate in planning the schedule of therapeutic programming and adventurous activities, negotiating use of television, internet, telephone and games and practice holding themselves and others accountable in appropriate ways. There is no level system and students are engaged on working towards their goals through regular individual, group and family counselling and frequent documented personal feedback.