CASA House is a specialized in-patient program for adolescents. This residential setting supports teens with significant mental health and/or addiction challenges who have not benefited as expected from previous clinical interventions.
CASA House uses a family-centred, evidence-based treatment approach to support both therapeutic and educational goals. The program involves parents and caregivers as active participants in their youth’s treatment. Individual, group, and family therapy are incorporated into the youth’s individualized treatment plan.
CASA House partners with Edmonton Public Schools to provide educational support in a small classroom setting.
Youth receive a biopsychosocial assessment, individual and group therapy, social and life skills training, and specialized on-site schooling.
Families take part in individual and group family sessions and a parent support group.
Who It’s For
Youth in grades 7-12, along with their families.
CASA has 11 beds for youth from the Edmonton area and 8 beds for those from Northern and East Central Alberta.
Youth may have many needs including severe mental health symptoms, addiction issues, complex learning needs, family problems, school troubles, social issues, and/or limited resources.
Most youth stay for an average of 4 to 5 months.
Referrals must be made by a health professional, such as a physician or therapist, through centralized intake at Alberta Health Services: 780-342-2701