Application Process

4-Step Residential Application Process

Step 1: Submission of Documents

The Intake Coordinator requires the following documents in advance of applicant processing:

  1. Online Youth Residential Treatment Application form completed by youth; AND
  2. Caregiver Assessment completed by caregiver(s); AND
  3. Consent to Treatment – 16 and up  or Consent to Treatment- 15 & under; AND
  4. Consent for Release & Exchange of Information   AND
  5. Consent McHugh Education Centre (Required for our Academic Program); AND
  6. Academic transcript, Credit Summary and IEP (if applicable) from last school attended; AND
  7. Discharge summary from all previously attended programs (mental health or addiction); AND
  8. If applicable, pre-sentence report (PSR) and/or Probation Order (available from  probation/parole officer, lawyer or court)

These documents can be: E-mailed: admissions@davesmithcentre.org (put the client name in the subject line please) Faxed: 613-594-5623  Attention: Intake Coordinator

Mailed (or delivered to) : DSYTC, 112 Willowlea, Ottawa, ON, KOA 1LO  Attention:  Intake Coordinator

Step 2: Telephone Screening Interview

Once all forms in Step 1 have been submitted, the youth applicant should contact the Intake Coordinator to schedule the telephone screening interview at:

Female Intake Coordinator: Email or call Sue at 613-594-8333 ext. 2205

Male Intake Coordinator: Email or call Heather at 613-594-8333 ext. 2206

or admissions@davesmithcentre.org.

Step 3: Application Approval Decision

The online application, screening interview results and collateral documents are reviewed and approval status is determined by the DSYTC admissions committee. The client is then notified of their approval status.

Step 4: Scheduling of Admission

Admission date for approved waitlist clients is assigned once space becomes available. Please note: Admissions are scheduled based on sequence of approval rather than sequence of application.

Questions? 

General Information Inquiries Call Kim at 613-594-8333  ext 1101

Specific Application Inquiries

Female Intake Questions: Sue or call 613-594-8333 ext. 2205

Male Intake Questions: Heather or call at 613-594-8333 ext. 2206

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