Residential and Community Services (RCS)

Residential and Community Services (RCS)

Region served: Ottawa



Definition:

If you are a youth in extended care with the Children Aid Society (previously known as Crown Ward) transitioning to adult services and receiving residential services with private supports, a Resource Coordinator can work with you to monitor the quality of your current services and develop a plan to meet your goals.

A Resource Coordinator will help you:

  • Focus on goals that are important to you
  • Include the people who are important to you
  • Identify your strengths and interests
  • Build and strengthen your relationships and support network
  • Plan for life transitions
  • Coordinate meetings with other service providers by:
    • Assisting you with preparing for the meeting
    • Supporting you at the meeting
    • Understanding roles and responsibilities
  • Support problem solving and group facilitation
  • Coordinate community resources, such as:
    • Skills development or education programs
    • Social and recreational programs
    • Child care programs
    • Support workers or respite programs
    • Volunteering or work opportunities
    • Support groups
    • Financial programs
    • Housing services
    • Transportation services
    • Specialized services, such as counselling, behaviour management, medical, therapy, equipment …


Eligibility:

Must be a youth in extended care with the Children Aid Society (previously known as Crown Ward) transitioning to adult services and receiving residential services with private supports.



Application:

The Children Aid Society applies directly to RCS on behalf of the youth, once they are confirmed eligible with Developmental Services Ontario (DSO).



Cost: Free



Stories:

N/A



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Not included in this service:
RCS does not offer residential services or day programs.