Batshaw Youth and Family Centres
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Boys' Farm and Training School, Saint Jacques Street, Montreal.
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Batshaw Youth and Family Centres (also known as Batshaw, Batshaw Centres, or Batshaw Youth and Family Services), is a government funded organization that is devoted to the welfare of children and their families. Batshaw has some connection with the Department of Youth Protection.
Batshaw was created in 1992 as a non-profit organization, used as a government agency to help children and their families. Batshaw youth and family services is a combination of several other child welfare agencies such as Youth Horizons and Ville-Marie Social Services(VMSS) that were combined to make one agency.
Batshaw Youth and Family Centres is named in honour of Manuel G. Batshaw, a social worker and renowned activist. He founded Batshaw in 1992, and the name has stayed the same since. Manuel Batshaw was in the Canadian Armed Forces before he started working in Social Services.
Presently, Batshaw Youth and Family Centres runs a series of group homes across Montreal, as well as youth detention centers. A notable chain of group homes run by Batshaw is the Shawbridge Boys' Farm in the Laurentians, 75 kilometers north of Montreal.