Residential Program - ECD

Type of Service

Residential Treatment - Addictions

Program Description

This program is offered, as a part of STC's residential program, to women who are pregnant and pursuing residential treatment. The program is five to six month residential treatment program for chronic and acute substance abuse issues that is based on a progressive therapeutic community model of treatment. The program is holistic with a multi-disciplinary approach (biopsychosocial, cognitive behavioural, stages of change, psychodrama, experiential therapy, and psycho-educational). It is a highly structured program that is group-based with self-help and mutual-support components. Beds are continuous intake; there is a 1-bed capacity which is shared with the Residential Program - Women.

There is 24-hour support staff. Residents must participate and abide by community guidelines. During the first week of orientation there is no off-site communication permitted; these privileges increase as residents’ progress through the program. Case Management is available to coordinate OBGYN appointments and there is additional parenting programming. Support coordination is provided for residents on Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST). Residents participate in a weekly OST clinic with a physician via Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN) and submit urine screening.

Bi-weekly support groups and individual sessions are offered. The Residential Support Counsellor works with the Admissions Coordinator to ensure a smooth transition of residents' opioid substitution therapy services (physician, urine screening, pharmacy etc.) from the community into the residential program. Discharge planning is supported for a smooth transition of services from treatment back into the community through referral and support. Smoking cessation is available through collaboration with the Guelph Community Health Centre and the Smoking Treatment for Ontario Patients (STOP) program. Friends and family are invited to attend the Friends and Family Support Group, held on the third Saturday of every month. Friends and family can attend the support group while their loved one is in treatment and for two additional years provided that their loved one completes a minimum of three months of the residential program. Aftercare services are available to those who complete at least three months of the residential program. See Aftercare Support Group (Community Treatment) for more information.

Program Restricted To

Early Childhood Development Clients

Access Information

All referrals for individuals within the Waterloo Wellington LHIN go through Here 24/7. Residents who live outside of this geographic area and/or who have involvement with the criminal justice system should be referred directly to this program.

All residents must have an assessment with the Women's Admissions Coordinator and be properly withdrawn from substances on arrival for admission. Recent physical or medical exam is required prior to admission. High level of motivation and previous residential addiction treatment is required.

User Costs

Program Cost No
Additional Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 519-837-1470 ext. 226
Toll-Free 844-437-3247
Fax 519-837-3232

Clients Served

Gender Female
Age 18 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access No


Policy Allowed




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