Care Home Families – Youth Withdrawal Management

Posted on: April 5, 2017

Care Home Families – Youth Withdrawal Management

North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society is seeking families in Port Hardy or Port McNeill that are interested in providing a safe, healthy, stable, and nurturing home environment to youth ages 13 to 19 who self-identify as wanting to explore their relationship with substance use and address challenges related to their use.

Caregivers will receive training and have support from the Full-time Youth Care Coordinator as well as after hour support.

Youth volunteer to be in this program (it is not mandatory) and must be abstinent while in the program.  He or she may be with the care family for up to 6 months and are treated as part of the family. The youth will be expected to participate in daily programming that incorporates counselling, school, independent living skills, work experience, etc.  They are also expected to participate in household chores and family activities.

Compensation:

The care family may choose one of two compensation models:

  1. Retainer: TBA; approx. $2200/month whether there is a youth in placed in the home or not.   When a youth is placed in the home, $300/month of the compensation must be directed to clothing and recreation activities for the youth (pro-rated).
  2. By bed night occupied:  $100/night that a youth is in the home.  When a youth is placed in the home, $300/month of the compensation must be directed to clothing and recreation activities for the youth (pro-rated).

 

For more information, please contact Althea Vermaas, Executive Director, North Island Crisis and Counselling Centre Society @ 250-949-8333 or by email:  altheav@nicccs.org

Funding is provided by Island Health and the Ministry of Children and Family Development