The Compass Residential Youth Program is an eight week program for adolescents 13-17 years old who are experiencing significant problems with their use of alcohol or other drugs. A licensed child care facility located about one hour west of Winnipeg, Compass offers a safe and therapeutic environment for young people who recognize that their substance use is a problem and who want to make changes.
Compass has a multi-disciplinary team of professionals which includes youth care workers, counsellors, nurses, a learning co-ordinator, leisure consultant and clinical supervisor. Clients also have regular access to medical and psychological services. We offer a range of programming aimed at meeting the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of young people. While at Compass youth are involved in individual and group counselling, an individualized school learning program, leisure education, a variety of recreational activities, an introduction to self-help and health education sessions.
Compass appreciates and encourages the involvement of family and community supports throughout the program: helping with the application process, coming for admission day, participating in scheduled conference calls, attending Home Team Days, being involved in reintegration leaves and discharge planning.
For more information about the Compass Residential Youth Program, please review the following PDF’s:
- Information for Youth
- Information for Parents and Caregivers
- Information for Professionals
- Program Information
If you are considering Compass or planning to come here, a little tour can be a big help. A few pictures can be worth a lot of works in getting some sense of what Compass looks like and what you can expect.