top of page
Strengthening Family Dynamics with Therapeutic Empowerment

The Residence Program (RP) is a comprehensive 14-week program designed to provide family counseling for those navigating challenges with their adolescents (aged 12-17 years). Specifically, the program incorporates a peer support group tailored for parents and implements a carefully structured therapeutic regimen, featuring respite care for the youth involved.


for teens

  • Mandatory 8-week respite residence at AMCAL (Monday to Thursday).

  • Mandatory school attendance during the day.

  • Participation in skill-building groups in the evening.

  • Weekends at home to practice newfound skills. 

for parents

  • Mandatory family counselling tailored to personal situation.

  • Participation in weekly parental support group.

  • Developing parenting model and tools.

Residence Room
Is the Residence Program Right for You?

Our program may be best suited for your family if your teenage is encountering any of the challenges listed below:

  • Sudden decline in grades or failing courses.

  • Chronic absenteeism or running away.

  • Emotional or physical distancing from the family.

  • Disinterest in previously enjoyed activities Concerns about substance use or abuse.

  • Increased secrecy, deception, or lying.

  • Escalation in verbal or physical aggression.

  • Drastic personality or hygiene changes.

our summer program

June 25, 2024 to August 2, 2024


Our Residence Summer Program offers a unique opportunity for youth who are not in school during the summer months. Tailored to accommodate the absence of school, our program features a structured daily schedule filled with diverse activities and excursions. Participants engage in volunteer work to contribute to the community, take part in educational and entertaining activities, explore the vibrant city of Montreal, and acquire valuable life skills. Designed to foster autonomy and independence, the program serves as an excellent transitional period between school years for youth aged 12 to 17.

Please note that participants must have completed elementary school to join the program.

What's next?


Initial Contact

No referral needed


Assessment Meeting


Determine the applicable services for your family


At-Home Deliberation 

Family decides if they want services

Start services


Please contact the Program Coordinator: Alexander Tweedie-Smith



7 Avenue Ste Anne

Pointe-Claire, QC H9S 4P6




  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram

© 2023 Amcal Family Services            Terms of Service            Privacy Policy

bottom of page