TSIL Homes Program

(Transitional Semi-Independant Living)

Chimo operates 5 Group Care homes for youth between the ages of 13 – 18 years, with core programming focused on preparing youth for independent living.

  • Three homes focus directly on independent living preparedness.
  • Two homes provide these skills, along with parenting skills to our pregnant and parenting youth.

Qualified Child and Youth Care workers provide supervision and guidance 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chimo staff are qualified and held to a code of ethics and confidentiality to ensure best practices and quality of services.

Youth Support
This program assists youth in preparing to transition into independent settings. This will be achieved through practicing:
• Basic household duties
• Learning budgeting skills
• Teaching youth how to access community resources
• Supporting youth’s physical and emotional well-being
Parenting Transition Homes
The Chimo Parenting TSIL homes are voluntary, supportive, group care settings. These settings provide care, support and training to pregnant and parenting youth that require assistance in developing positive parenting skills and independence.
Transition Homes Program Age/Eligibility:

Youth aged 13-18 years old with Child and Family Services status. Youth are required to complete an intake interview to determine readiness for participation/admission into this voluntary program.

Referrals:

Made with the support of Alberta Child and Family Services through the Edmonton Regional Placement Coordinator.

 

Contact the T-SIL Operations Manager

 

Former TSIL Program youth:

 

"Chimo has taught me life skills and the qualities needed to be an adult. It made me independent and overall in a better place than I started in. I wouldn't be the person I am now if Chimo wasn't there for me."

Former TSIL Program youth:

 

"Chimo 9 and the staff are awesome! I loved living there and it was an experience that opened my eyes to the possibility of accomplishing my goals and striving towards my career."

Former TSIL Program youth:

 

"Chimo 2 Parenting Home has helped me become more mature as a teenager and a parent. I really enjoy being there because the staff are respectful and fair most times. I think the Parenting Homes are a good opportunity for any teen Mom to take advantage of."

TSIL Program employees:

 

“I have been really lucky to have an immediate Supervisor who is amazing. She is there for me at work but also in my personal life. She really cares about her Staff! We spend a lot of time at work because of the hours, but it really becomes like a family.”

“Chimo allows me freedom in my schedule for school and family, ensures that I have up to date trainings in a variety of meaningful topics to improve my competency and they create team-building.”

“Working with young mothers is a true blessing. I believe that healing the past and changing cycles starts with the bond of mother and child. I have seen many young woman change their self-destructive lifestyles, and start a new path for their children.”


 

Chimo Youth Retreat Centre

Our Children,
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To contact staff in individual programs, see Our Team

Main Office

Main Administration, T-SIL, LMT

Evergreen Court
#103, 10585 111 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 3E8

 

Email: Administration | T-SIL | LMT
Ph: (780) 420-0324
Fax: (780) 426-0393

Transitions Office

SOLO, SWS

11715 G – 108 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5H 1B8



Email: SOLO | SWS
Ph: (780) 408-4890
Fax: (780) 420-0410

Family Wellness & Kinship Care - CSD

#103, 2016 Sherwood Drive
Sherwood Park, Alberta T8A 3X3

 

Email Us
Ph: (780) 229-3367
Fax: (780) 426-0393

 

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Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakota Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway / Saulteaux / Anishinaabe, Inuit, and many others whose histories, languages and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community.

 

Chimo Indigenous Cultural Team

The Chimo Youth Retreat Centre has an Indigenous Cultural team who works with our children, youth and families in sharing knowledge, engaging in traditional practices or teachings and promote understanding, awareness, appreciation and preservation of Indigenous culture and traditions.

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