Residential Care

Supportive Group Living (Residential) Program

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At Safehaven, our supported group living (residential) program provides round-the-clock care, 365 days a year to children and youth with developmental disabilities and medically complex care needs, such as cerebral palsy, down syndrome, muscular dystrophy and more.

Children are supported in community-based residences with trained and motivated staff and receive care that is tailored and unique to their specific medical, physical, emotional, and social needs. As part of our independent, community living model, most children attend school during the day, and all children take part in recreation and leisure activities. Safehaven designates one staff for every two residents and works closely with each family to establish routines and an understanding of your child’s needs.

Our Facilities

Nestled in some of Toronto’s most desirable residential neighbourhoods, Safehaven homes are indistinguishable from every other house on the block – that’s because we want all of our clients to feel that #WeBelong in an independent, community-based care setting: they call our sites home. Our clients feel a sense of belonging within the community that they reside in.

With the addition of our new partnership with Reena in Thornhill, Safehaven now has six locations across the Greater Toronto Area for all ages. This latest addition provides apartment-style living for our clients who have turned 18 and transitioned out of pediatric care.

All of our children’s homes and respite facilities have received major renovations within the last few years, including upgraded technology and accessibility improvements.

“I love how homey Safehaven feels. The whole environment is so warm and inviting.”

Recreational Programming

Essential to our model of care is the belief that all individuals supported at Safehaven should have the same experiences and opportunities as any other child. Kids should be kids, regardless of the complexity of their medical condition or developmental disability. All of our clients are given the opportunity to take part in a variety of accessible community and recreational activities so they can develop physically, mentally, socially and emotionally.

Families are encouraged to play a vital role in the care of their children. Parents and guardians are given unlimited access to our homes for visits and check-ins and are involved at every step whenever there is a change made to their child’s care plan.

If you have any questions or would like to get in touch with a staff member, please contact