1687 Wyandotte Street East – Windsor ON N8Y 1C8
Telephone: 519.252.7768 Facsimile: 519.252.7819
Sherri Lebert, Executive Director
The Inn of Windsor provides a residential treatment program in a 12 bed facility for adolescent females aged 13 years to 18, who are experiencing behavioural, emotional, family and social problems.
The Inn also operates a semi-independent living supportive housing program for 15 homeless youth, aged16 to 21 (females 16 to 21, males 16 to 19) to assist them in the transition to full independent living and permanent housing, while they are in attendance at school or seeking full-time employment. The residential program of The Inn of Windsor was founded by the Catholic Church in 1968 and the supportive housing program commenced in 1985 to provide for a growing number of youth who were in need of services and housing. Both programs are funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
In the residential treatment program each resident and her family, work with a primary counsellor to develop mutually agreed upon goals to meet individual needs. A strong emphasis is placed on family counselling to strengthen family functioning, communication and parenting skills. There is collaboration with community resources including psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals providing services to this age group. The semi-independent living housing program includes individual, group and family counselling, if appropriate.
Referrals to the residential treatment program are from other community agencies, professionals in the community, schools, police, courts, doctors, clergy and family members as well as the individual seeking assistance. Individuals in the semi-independent housing program are in receipt of social assistance or other form of support and attending school or employment related training programs. Clients are characteristically from families in crisis, conflict or under extreme stress and unable to provide appropriate support or direction to others