Banyan Community Services promotes the educational, health, social, recreational and character development of people of all ages
Banyan Community Services promotes the educational, health, social, recreational and character development of people of all ages .
George R. Force Group Home –16 bed open custody/detention home (Hamilton)
Arrell Youth Centre –22 bed secure custody/detention program (Hamilton)
Peninsula Youth Centre –32 bed secure custody/detention program (Niagara)
Banyan’s youth justice residential programs (George R. Force Group Home, Arrell Youth Centre, Peninsula Youth Centre) focus on boys between the ages of twelve and eighteen who have been charged or found guilty of an offence under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).
We provide programs and services for young people who:
· have been dealt with under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, or
· are at risk of breaking the law.
Our programs and services:
· hold young people accountable for their actions
· provide opportunities for young people to make better choices
· provide services that address youths' issues and help them not to get into trouble with the law again
· help build safe communities and prevent crime.
Camp Maple Leaf
Camp Maple Leaf provides a residential camping experience to children facing economic or social barriers.
Banyan’s Clinical Services provides support and counselling services within Banyan Community Services.
Banyan’s clinical team includes registered psychologists, social workers and clinicians that have extensive experience in assessment, diagnosis, counseling and consultation.
Banyan’s Foster Care Program is focussed on those children who have been difficult for regional Children’s Aid Societies to place because of behaviour issues. Our foster families work closely with the foster children to develop their individual capacities to make good choices, stay in school, and develop a network of peers that promote positive social interaction. Our foster children attend community schools and participate in many community recreation and leisure activities. Our Support Worker has developed a number of cognitive programs, recreation activities, and case management strategies and works closely with the foster family and child to stabilize and maintain the placement with a view to the ensuring long-term success of the relationship.
Reintegration Services (Hamilton and Niagara)
Banyan’s Reintegration Services provide reintegration and intervention supports to young people who have been in conflict with the law. Our clients are referred through the Ministry of Children and Youth Services’ Probation Offices in Niagara, Hamilton and Brant. The program assists these young people in identifying resources to meet their housing, employment, education, and health needs. Our staff maintain contact with the young people to help them successfully re-establish themselves as part of the community.
Ba nyan's Grocer-Ease program provides a grocery shopping and delivery service for elderly, unwell, or disabled persons who are unable to get out and purchase their own groceries within in the City of Hamilton. A grocery list is provided over the phone to the shopping staff. Groceries are shopped for at the nearest major supermarket and delivered to the client’s home. We provide alternate methods of taking the lists for those clients unable to use the phone.
Please contact David Fraser, Office Manager, at (905) 545-1175 or by email at email@example.com for more information.
SNAP® (STOP NOW AND PLAN) is a program that teaches children under 12 to regulate their anger by stopping their actions, thinking and planning positive alternatives before they act impulsively. Boys (between the ages of 8 & 12) and their families participate through the Under 12 Outreach Program (SNAP® for Boys). Girls and their families participate through the Girls Connection (SNAP® for Girls).
Youth Court Mental Health Service
Banyan Community Services, in partnership with Canadian Mental Health – Hamilton Branch have embarked on a Youth Justice Services community based initiative. We work with transitional aged youth (16-17) who are involved in the youth court criminal justice system and presenting with mental health issue. Through establishing effective linkages between the individual young people, the youth justice court (including the Crown and defence counsel) and appropriate youth justice resources, we function as a short term bridge between these systems, and divert the youth from the courts. The Youth Court Mental Health Program establishes protocols and best practises to ensure the effective rehabilitation and reintegration of the referred young people.