Children & Youth Services

Marchmont House

Marchmont House is a home setting that supports children and youth in full time and respite care. We as a house, are part of many community inclusion events and strive to engage in exciting activities tailored to the needs of each individual. All of the children/youth at Marchmont House are supported by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).

Currently home to three individuals, Marchmont is the only exclusive youth house within V.I.T.A.L.S. We have a central location in Duncan, giving our youth easy access to many fun and interactive community resources, such as: the library, bowling alley, Centennial Water Park, Cowichan aquatic center, skate park, and Chesterfield track.

Care

Full Time Care — when a child or youth are supported 24/7 for more than 14 days/month.

Respite — regularly scheduled short stays of 2 –3 days every week or every other week.

Community Inclusion — supporting and encouraging events and activities outside the home — participating and being active within their community.

We also participate in the school planning and goals to ensure a strongly connected team and unified support. This also work towards the overall picture for the child or teen — it helps increase their overall coping skills and builds on their strengths to increase their capacity not only in their family home, school, or residential; therefore builds their opportunities and experiences for community engagement and involvement.

VITAL Society
V.I.T.A.L. Society
 
Location: 
Valley Integration to Active Living Society
156-D Government Street
Duncan, British Columbia
V9L 1A2