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Address: 145 LeMarchant Road, PO Box 632, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5K8

Tel: (709) 368-6390                         Email: rickkelly@waypointsnl.ca

Website:  www.waypointsnl.ca   Fax: (709) 368-6121

Mandate: To provide a variety of residential and support services to children, youth and families. Waypoints strives to create an environment of respect and empathy that promotes and challenges individuals to achieve personal growth and the skills necessary to lead healthy and fulfilling lives.

Target Population: Young people ages 8-18 who are involved with Children, Seniors and Social Development or Youth Corrections, and their families; youth ages 18-30 who face barriers to education and employment.

Highlight of Programs / Services Offered:

Residential:

  • All residential programs provide accommodations for males and females, ages 8-18. The goal of these programs is to provide a therapeutic residential milieu to children, youth and families who are in the care of Children, Seniors, and Social Development to help foster their development into responsible productive, self-sufficient, well rounded members of society.
  • Live-In Parent Model Program(s) is a residential program for children and youth between the ages of 8-18 who are in the care of the Department of Children, Seniors, and Social Development. The program is staffed using a house parent model and is designed to provide a homelike, supportive, nurturing and therapeutic environment for children who are experiencing difficulties.

Employment and Outreach:

  • Waypoints Employment and Outreach Services provides individualized and group support services to youth, ages 18-30, who face barriers to education and employment. Outreach support seeks to connect with youth and explore new opportunities and creative ways to build healthier and more fulfilling lives.
  • Youth are Working provides exposure to life and employment related skills, practical work experience, and continuous learning opportunities. Program staff assist youth in developing their employment portfolio with the goal of preparing them for the realities of the workplace and the expectations of today’s employers.

Family Support:

  • Youth care workers engage with families in their life space through the development of therapeutic relationships and the use of hands-on interventions and activities. A major emphasis is placed on goal setting, strength identification, the promotion of competency, and capacity building.
  • Parent Support and Education Group focuses on areas such as child development, discipline, communication and self-care

Recreational:

  • Monthly Recreational Activities
  • Therapeutic Nature Adventure Camp

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