Office Address: 21 Adams Avenue, St. John’s, NL, A1Z 4Z1.

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2336, St. John’s, NL A1C 6E1

Tel: (709) 579-1624         Email:

Fax: (709) 579-2477        Website:

Mandate: To provide quality care in a therapeutic setting. Also, to make a positive and lasting difference to the lives of children and youth.

Target population: Key Assets NL will strive to develop and offer a range of creative services for children, youth and families, working in partnership with statutory bodies, to meet their specific needs and deliver positive outcomes.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Family Based Care:

  • In Family-based Care, the goal is to provide a model of care that enables young people to safely and successfully settle into a stable family environment, as well as preventing children who have experienced multiple placement breakdowns from experiencing another placement failure.
    • An enhanced multi-disciplinary support package of intervention will be provided.
    • The support will be therapeutically led and include a range of social work, education, child and youth care and practical support as appropriate.

Residential Child Care:

  • In order to deliver a truly therapeutic environment for the young people in residential child care, a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach is required. In order to provide quality care, Key Assets:
    • Provides a safe environment through structure, routine and predictability.
    • Use activities and daily life events to bring about positive change.
    • Develop positive relationships and a sense of belonging.
    • Encourage family support and offer academic support.

Consultation and Training:

  • Key Assets offers a wide range of training and consultation services to parents, professionals and agencies involved with the provision of services for children, youth and families. Training Topics include:
    • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
    • Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Behaviours
    • Liaison Services
    • Parenting Skills
    • Myers-Briggs Personality Type
    • The Therapeutic Use of Daily Life Events (DLE)
    • Vicarious Trauma
    • Self-Care
    • Boundaries