Youth Reunification Homes
The focus of youth reunification is on children between the ages of 13 and 17 who are in government care. This is sometimes extended beyond 17 since young adults are not always developmentally prepared or ready to live within a family unit.
The service focuses on youth and young adults who have experienced trauma and whose trauma prevents family-based living in the interim. The goal of the service is the hope of reunification with family, extended family, or adopted or private guardianship. The youth have not typically experienced those outcomes in the traditional system because of attachment deficits.