About CASA Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health

CASA is a trusted non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally safe wrap-around mental health services to children (3-18) and their families in Alberta.

 

We do this through a team of specialized mental health professionals who are trauma experts committed to delivering outcomes-based programming in collaboration with community partners.

 

CASA’s vision is a community where all children, youth and their families are provided timely mental health care and empowered to thrive.

CASA is:

  • Incorporated under the Companies Act of Alberta as a not-for-profit, charitable organization.

  • Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

  • A treatment, teaching and research facility affiliated with the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services (AHS).

  • Accredited by Accreditation Canada.

  • Staffed by teams representing many disciplines including psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers, occupational therapists, child care counsellors teachers and administrative support staff.

CASA provides assessment and treatment services for up to 4,000 children and adolescents ages three to 18 each year through a continuum ranging from consultation in community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs.

Our History

Prior to 1988, options were extremely limited for northern Alberta families whose children grappled with mental health issues. While there were services for children in government care, programs for children living with their families were few and far between, and parents continually needed to search out new programs to meet their children’s evolving mental health care needs.


Things changed when a small group of parents, working with a team of practicing psychiatrists, banded together to ensure children could receive high quality care in a community setting. CASA was born, and quickly expanded to meet the mental health needs of children and their families from Edmonton and across central and northern Alberta.


Today, multidisciplinary teams treat up to 4,000 kids each year - from ages three through 18 years. True to our roots, CASA continues to focus on solutions that incorporate the whole family.

 

CASA has been awarded Accreditation status every three years since 1995. In 2017, CASA received a four year “Accreditation with Commendation” award.

Locations

CASA House

CASA House is a voluntary residential treatment program for 13 to 18 year old adolescents with mental health concerns. It focuses on treating adolescents and their families who have not responded to previous interventions (like medications and therapy) and now require more intensive mental health treatment. 

CASA House is located at 9400 Emerald Drive, Sherwood Park, Alberta and can be reached at 780-410-8181.

Fort Road

CASA Fort Road is home base for various programs such as School Age Services (SAS), FASTRACS and the Community Geographic Team. Featuring facilities such as a Snoezelen room and multiple observation rooms, CASA Fort Road plays an important role in serving Edmonton and area children and their families.  

CASA Fort Road is located at

13415A Fort Road NW, Edmonton, Alberta and can be reached at

780-410-8180.

CASA Centre

CASA Centre is CASA's brand new state-of-the-art facility, opened in 2016. Designed with a trauma-informed approach in mind, this facility is home to the CASA's day programs, and features a cultural room for spirituality and meditation, a Snoezelen room, music and art therapy spaces, a fully-equipped gym and multiple other recreational rooms and equipment.

 

CASA Centre is located at 10645 63 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta

and can be reached at 780-400-2271.

Downtown

Located just off Jasper Avenue in the Peace Hills Trust Tower, CASA Downtown houses CASA's Evaluation and Research team. It also serves as CASA's corporate headquarters, and is home to our Fund Development Team.

CASA Downtown is located at

#406 Peace Hills Trust Tower, 10011 109 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta and can be reached at 780-400-2270.