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Avalon Treatment Programs

Contact Information
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Primary Contact Dawn Hunt, Director of Operations; Email:
Primary Executive Kelly Walraven, Executive Director; Phone: 519-855-1753; Email:
Description (Site) Mailing address only
Located In Community Wellington County
Mailing Address PO Box 279 
Hillsburgh, ON N0B 1Z0
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Specialized treatment programs for children and youth with complex needs.
Description (Service) Treatment programs for children and youth who have experienced trauma resulting from abuse, abandonment or neglect and those with mental health concerns, behavioural disorders, emotional issues and developmental challenges.
* residential group care
* supported living/semi-independent homes
* specialized foster care

Residential Group Home:
* Lighthouse Program (rural location) - program for residents with mental health issues, dual diagnoses, Autism Spectrum Disorder

Foster Care:
Specialized foster homes providing care, treatment and supervision for children and youth who benefit from a low-stimulation environment.

Supported Living / Semi-Independent:
Supported and semi-Independent programming for youth in and around the Guelph area. Mentoring and staff support are provided to these youth, based on their individual needs.
Hours Residential programs Mon-Sun 24 hours 
Office Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Ages: 4 year(s) - 19 year(s) 
Foster care and Avalon Lighthouse Program can accommodate children up to age 18. 
Semi-independent/supported Living Homes can accommodate older teens and young adults.
Application Placement workers to submit referral package for review; pre-placement visit includes potential candidate, youth's social worker and family members (if applicable).  
Avalon accepts referrals from Children's Aid Societies, Child Welfare Agencies, and Children's Mental Health Agencies. For more information, contact Dawn Hunt.
Languages English
Fees Program
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding Provincial
Resources Member of the Ontario Association of Residences Treating Youth (OARTY), a provincial association representing agencies that provide long and short term residential (group and foster) care and treatment for vulnerable children, youth and young adults.
Service Categories Foster Homes for Children with Disabilities ; Group Homes for Children and Youth with Disabilities ; Group Homes for Dependent Children ; Therapeutic Foster Homes