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Saratoga Group Home Phone: 519-524-6947 Saratoga is located outside of Goderich on 7 acres of land. Located in the area on conservation land, the residents (6) come from a variety of backgrounds. Saratoga Group Home evolved as an extension of the Homestead Group Home in 1985. Saratoga was set up as a specialized treatment group home for children aged 9 to 18 years. Since the participants had experienced a variety of previous foster, adoptive, and institutional placements, maintaining continuity seemed the best approach in helping them to reintegrate successfully, into the community. The focus was basic life skills to enable them towards independent living. This was best achieved in a separate setting (Saratoga Group Home) but still allowing participants to maintain regular interaction with the people and environments of other Betamarsh programs that they may have been connected with. As time went on the participants became younger (11 to 16 years of age) who required a more treatment-focused program due to mental health issues, and the life skills became more secondary. Saratoga provides placements for up to 18 years as long as the youth continues to make progress. For further details on this program, please click here.
OARTY Member: Betamarsh Incorporated
Program/Facility Description: Staff Model Treatment, Life Skills, adolescents
City: Auburn
Ministry Region: West
For Ages: 12-18
Home Type: Group Home
Client Group: ED/BD
Accredited By: Not Accredited
  • 1 Immediate
  • 0 30 Days
  • 0 60 Days
  • 0 90 Days

Program Rates

$276.62Staff Model Group Care

Accepted Conditions

1. Client Groups

Ages 12 and upCultural Accommodations
Developmentally ChallengedDual Diagnosis Clientele
Emotionally DisturbedMales Only
Religious AccommodationsSexual Offenders

2. Diagnostic Features

ADD/ADHD/Severe Learning DisorderAttachment Disorder
Autism Spectrum DisorderConduct Disorder
FASDOppositional Defiant Disorder
Personality DisorderSchizophrenia

3. Problematic Behaviours

Bed WettingChronic Lying
Defiance (Excessive)Demanding (Excessive)
Manipulative/Causes ConflictOver-active
Physical Aggression Towards OthersPhysical Aggression Towards Property
Physical Aggression Towards SelfShort Attention Span
Socially DelayedStealing
TantrumsVerbally Abusive

4. Sexual Acting Out Behaviours (all ages)

Indiscriminate Affection/Promiscuous

5. Teen Issues

No services offered in this category

6.1 Health Care Requirements

No services offered in this category

6.2 Procedures from Regulated Health Professions Act, 1996

No services offered in this category

7. School and Community

* Select the following criteria that are addressed through external education/community services, for internal supports, please denote in the appropriate categories.
Disruptive Behaviour in ClassroomSpecial Education Needs

8. Program Model

Staff Model Group Home

9. Program Treatment Services

Anger ManagementAssertiveness Training
AssessmentBehaviour Management
Community Skills TrainingLife Skills Program
Long Term Residental (2+ years)Medium Term Residental (1-2 years)
Milieu TherapyPreparation for Independence
Recreational ProgramSensory Stimulation
Short Term Residential Care (<1 year)Social Skills Training
Vocational Training

10. Professional Services Included in Set Rate (Professionals on staff and/or contracted at no additonal cost)

Art TherapyBehaviour Management Consultation
Clinical ConsultationGroup Therapy
Music, Drama and Other TherapyPlay Therapy
Psychiatric AssessmentPsychiatric Supervision
Psychological AssessmentSpecial Education Consultant

11. Additional Community Provided Professional Services

Behaviour Management ConsultationDental specialist
Orthodontic SpecialistPsychiatric Assessment
Psychological AssessmentSpeech Therapy