Residential and Community Services (RCS)

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Region served: Ottawa


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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 …


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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.


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Application:

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


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Cost: Free


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Stories:

N/A


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Related documents or important resources:


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Contact:


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