Safe Directions

Submitted on Thursday, 01/09/2020 - 5:37 am

Safe Directions consists of five programs offering immediate intervention and help for youth in dire need as they are at serious risk of harming themselves or others. These children enter our services either voluntarily or are court-mandated depending upon the specific program as described below:

Protection of Children Abusing Drugs (PChAD)

PChAD provides a confined court-ordered and monitored service to youth abusing or addicted to drugs and alcohol.

Recovery, Stabilization and Detox (RSD)

RSD assists youth struggling with substance abuse and or mental health challenges who voluntarily seek help.

Youth Recovery Program

The Youth Recovery Program provides live-in treatment, up to 12 weeks, to youth age 13-18 years of age with substance use issues and occurring mental health concerns.


Reflections provides a confined court-ordered and monitored service for youth who are being sexually exploited or are at risk of sexual exploitation.

Stepping Stones

Stepping Stones is a transitional program for youth no longer requiring a confined setting but still in need of further stabilization, assessment, or requiring a more extended transitional period.

Secure Services

Secure Services provides a confined court-ordered and monitored service under the Child and Family Enhancement Act that assesses and stabilizes youth with suicidal tendencies, violent behaviours and dangerous lifestyles, which present an imminent risk to themselves or others.

Please Note: Parents and/or legal guardians of young people involved in drug and alcohol use are encouraged to contact Youth Addiction Services of Alberta Health Services at 403-297-4664 for more information regarding the PChAD and Voluntary Detox Programs.

Please Note: Parents and/or legal guardians interested in accessing either Secure Services or the Reflections Program are first encouraged to contact their local Children’s Services office for more information.

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