Broken Arrow Residential Treatment Services opened in December 2004 as a residential treatment program licensed by the Ministry in Ontario. Broken Arrow specializes in Treatment Foster Care and opened with approximately twenty youth placed in ten different foster homes.
Since then, Broken Arrow has grown to accommodate as many as sixty youth ranging in age from new-borns to young adults. Broken Arrow has foster homes all over the province of Ontario from Thunder Bay to North Bay, Peterborough, Cobourg, London, and Kingston and is continuing to expand geographically.
Broken Arrow has worked with many child welfare agencies in Ontario. They have also worked with many First Nation/Inuit/Metis communities across Canada.
Broken Arrow provides a broad range of services to the foster homes, including a roster of support workers who work directly with youth and foster parents to meet the complex needs of the youth.
This team of workers also provides around the clock emergency support by phone as well as emergency response service for crisis.
The Clinical Director has been involved in residential treatment for over thirty years and has been involved with treatment foster care as speciality since 1990.
Broken Arrow has a Clinical Manager supervising each foster home as well as a team of professionals incuding a Resource Manager, consulting Psychologist, consulting Art Therapist, a Clinical Consultant and a host of others who contribute to developing, delivering and maintaining the individual treatment plans.
Broken Arrow personnel also work when they can with the families and in the communities of the youth placed, in partnership with the placing agencies.
Most recently, Broken Arrow has been active in program development and have been involved throughout the country in providing training and assisting others in developing services for youth and families.