For those people in our care who are not able to live independently and require supportive housing, Imagine Therapeutic Services offers in-community support homes for both transitional youth and adults.
Imagine Therapeutic Services is a place where transitional age youth and adults can live a life free from discrimination, barriers and limitations. Our goal is to provide person-centred planning and a living environment designed for personal enrichment and community engagement.
Our team of caregivers are professional and compassionate. Working with a network of community professionals, volunteers, family and friends, individual programmes are developed to meet each member’s unique strengths and challenges. This ‘wrap around’ approach is one of the key features in helping them to live their best lives.
A large part of their success is also credited to the home environment. Each member is provided with their own home or, if appropriate, they may share with one other house mate. The therapeutic environment focusses on safety for all. It responds to the needs of our members by mitigating risks and providing sensory sensitive, trauma informed spaces. These homes are beautifully furnished with comfort, and function in mind. According to their specific needs, they are provided with the necessary supports including atleast one 24-hour staff in order that they can live full, independent lives within the community.
Programming for our members addresses both their mental health and developmental needs. Along with life skills and pro-social activities, a Behaviour Support Plan guides the strategies and treatment for each of the members. As they take part in their day-to-day living plan experienced staff assist the individuals in mastering skills such as emotional regulation and problem solving. Using strategies such as ‘First and Then’ they strive to develop structure, predictability and consistency within the Daily Activity Schedule.
For our Indigenous members we collaborate with the community to create individualized supports in order to help maintain connection to the people, culture, land and traditions.
At Imagine Therapeutic Services we continue to look at new ways of enriching the members’ lives through daily activities. As an example, this past summer a gardening programme was started in which members could get involved in building vegetable boxes, growing and tending gardens. Projects such as this help to develop employable skills, broaden interests, and create a sense of accomplishment. Imagine Therapeutic Services are committed to continued innovation and diligence in helping individuals discover their full potential.
Imagine Therapeutic Services accepts private referrals as well as ODSP funded young adults.
Adults will have opportunities to work, volunteer and learn skills through a day programme. This programme is open to community referrals and residential clients.
There is a plethora of volunteer opportunities that will be tapped into. Community based resources will be accessed. Extracurricular activities will include, staying fit, going to the theatre, bowling, story telling, yoga, swimming, etc. We will also offer programmes such as Circles-A Programme to learn about boundaries and Streetsmarts. We will also be learning to cook, learning about the world and the different animals in it, and planting gardens. It is also our goal to be able to provide opportunities for individuals to socialize with others during recreational and educational activities.
Family and Client Support
Our highly skilled team of professionals offer a variety of services to support individuals and families.
- Imagine provides unique and individualized programs for families needing assistance for behavioural challenges, autism support, and caring for individuals with disabilities. Our practitioners use a multi-disciplinary approach and involve all caregivers in the treatment planning.
- Services we offer families are:
- Crisis management services
- 1-1 support in the community
- Case management facilitation
- Behavioural Management
- ABA specialist
- Support with developing individual support plans
Agencies can access special training and clinical supervision through Imagine Therapeutic Services.
- Our team provides onsite observations to assist with setting up therapeutic programming and supervision to enhance your current programs success. Training can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization; our facilitators offer both theory and experiential learning to maximize the learning outcomes for your staff.
- Possible training includes but is not limited to:
- Safe management training
- How to build trauma informed treatment plans
- Enhancing your use of therapeutic activities
- How to create a therapeutic relationship with difficult clients
- Creative interventions
At Imagine our practitioners understand and facilitate Trauma Informed treatment philosophies.
We recognize the importance of responding to the effects of all types of trauma and emphasize physical, psychological and emotional safety for our members and care providers. Through our Trauma Informed Care approaches we help individuals create hope, find a sense of empowerment, and work towards resiliency and personal growth.