WHAT IS THE COMPLEX TRANSITION FUND
The Complex Transition Fund (CTF) is a $2 million annual fund that provides short term flexible financial support to assist children and youth with complex mental health needs to transition to or from a Ministry of Health community-based Live-In treatment program or to support stabilization while receiving Live-In treatment services.
HOW TO ACCESS THE FUND
The fund is accessed and administered provincially through York Hills. Referrals are received through completion of a brief application and consent. Our coordinator will walk you through the process. Once received our provincially represented Approval Committee will review the application and provide a decision with an average response time of 7 business days.
We understand that circumstances will be different for every child and youth and there are unique regional considerations. Our hope is to work in collaboration to meet the needs across the province. Please reach out to the coordinator with any questions.
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Editable PDF for the purpose of making an application to the provincially available Complex Transition Fund.
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Who are our clients
Children/youth with complex mental health needs who are being considered for local live-in or who are currently receiving treatment but whose significant level of needs is precluding admission, continued treatment or step up/down treatment to or from a hospital.
- Being considered for admission to an MOH funded community-based live-in treatment program, but where the mental health support needs are significant and may either preclude admission or require further assessment and/or additional support to facilitate treatment.
- Being discharged from specialized provincial or live-in treatment programs; for example, secure treatment or from a hospital inpatient program / community hospital-based child and youth mental health inpatient unit. Children and youth being discharged from these types of placements may not be stabilized sufficiently to move into community-based Live-In Treatment placements immediately without additional short-term 1:1 supports.
- Currently placed in community-based Live-In Treatment and the child or youth’s needs have changed such that additional 1:1 supports for a short period of time are required.
- Requiring additional supports and/or further assessment that, if provided, may prevent admission to the above-noted specialized provincial or live-in resources. Special consideration can be made for exceptional costs in extreme circumstances.
Who can access the funds
Funds can be accessed by Children’s Mental Health Providers, Hospitals, Secure Treatment Programs, and families who are connected to community supports and eligible for the fund.
How are the funds administered
The funds will be administered by York Hills to the applicant through Electronic Funds Transfer.
What are the responsibilities of the applicant
- Outline services to be rendered and fees associated
- Submit invoice to York Hills for total approved amount
- Contract services indicated on the application
- Complete feedback survey
What can be funded
Services and supports that promote stabilization and enhance transition into or out of Ministry of Health community based Live In-Treatment programs.
Examples, including but not limited to:
- Assessments that support better understanding child or youth’s needs (i.e., psychological, occupational therapy, speech and language).
- Respite support (i.e., in the family home prior to or upon return home)
- Transportation and/or accommodation for family during transitional times to attend live in treatment out of their community.
- Behavioural Interventionist services to create a plan for stabilization while in a live in treatment program.