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A provincially-funded residential Stabilization model that recognizes the importance of belonging, connection, promoting meaningful relationships, and working with youth families and natural supports. This project is our COVID-19 emergency response to support youth dealing with mental health and addiction issues. 

The ACB Residential program provides a safe, supportive, and secure space that allows for the development of mental health plans and personal goal setting away from everyday stressors, including those added by COVID-19. Services include a short-term placement with two residential beds for youth stabilization that provides 24/7 therapeutic engagement, group therapy, educational and employment supports from an African descent cultural perspective.

  • The African Caribbean Black Residential Program – A provincially-funded residential stabilization model that recognized the importance of belonging, connection, promoting meaningful relationships, and working with youth, families and natural supports.  

     This project was our COVID-19 emergency response to support youth dealing with mental health and addiction exacerbated by the pandemic. Services included a short-term placement with two residential beds for youth stabilization that provided 24/7 therapeutic engagement, group therapy, and educational and employment support from an African descent cultural perspective. 

     The ACB Residential Program was designed to house, rehabilitate and reintegrate at-risk youth with intersectional identities aged 17 to 24. 

     The ACB Residential Program served the most vulnerable youth with complex multi-generational and developmental trauma overrepresented in the justice system. 

  • The ACB Stabilization Program serves the most vulnerable Youth with complex multi-generational and developmental trauma, fleeing violence, experiencing mental health barriers and being overrepresented in the justice system. 

     The ACB Stabilization Program is designed to work with youth of African descent aged 16 to 30 who are needing support with navigating and exiting systems, experiencing houselessness, lifestyle changes, needing mental health support, mentorship, etc.  

  • The ACB Stabilization Program team is trained to provide culturally sensitive programs, services and resources that facilitate rehabilitation and reintegration for individuals back into the community.  

    Our services include therapeutic engagement, outreach, resource connection, advocacy, life skills development, education, court processing support and employment support while building trust and providing a safe environment for youth. 

  • We use an Afrocentric model to create a therapeutic environment as a best-promising intervention that provides a connection. 

    A family centered approach to care and services: we provide immediate and long-term services for youth, women and children using an ecological Afrocentric Model.