Batshaw Youth and Family Centres

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Batshaw Youth and Family Centres
Founded Founded in 1992
Founder Manuel G. Batshaw[1]
Headquarters Montreal, Canada[1]
Area served
Montreal
Website www.batshaw.qc.ca
www.batshawfoundation.ca

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 is supervised and entirely funded by the Department of Youth Protection.[1]

History[edit]

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 an amalgamation of several other pre existing child welfare agencies; Youth Horizons, Shawbridge Youth and Family Centres, Ville-Marie Social Services(VMSS) and Mount St. Pats, that were combined to make one agency.[1]

Name[edit]

Batshaw Youth and Family Centres is named in honour of Manuel G. Batshaw, a social worker and renowned activist. Manuel Batshaw was in the Canadian Armed Forces before he started working in the Social Service network. Social Services.[1]

Present[edit]

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.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Batshaw's Website". 
  2. ^ "Batshaw Website - What We Do".