Our residential program gives children a place to call home, where they can receive quality care to help them thrive and reach their full potential.


Residential Program Description

There are times when a child’s medical needs are so significant that parents and loved ones are unable to continue providing care. Although the goal is to provide respite and other support so that families can live together in the community, sometimes this is not possible. In those circumstances, children need a place to call home.

Our residential program at The Darling Home for Kids offers long term care to children who are unable to be cared for at home because of their significant medical needs. Even though a child may live with us on a full time basis, their parents and guardians remain an important part of their life. Through regular visits, participating in meetings and medical appointments, and dialoguing with staff, they are a vital resource in helping to guide the care of their child.

Children in our residential program have routines just like any other child does, attending school, going on community outings, participating in daily activities, and gaining life experiences. Caring staff provide comprehensive care that promotes each child’s physical, social and emotional well-being.  With wheelchair accessible spaces, tranquil gardens, specialized equipment, and a state-of-the-art building, children live in an environment which has been designed to meet their unique needs. For our residents, The Darling Home for Kids is a perfect place to call home.

Residential Program Eligibility Criteria

  • Children who are between the ages of 0 and 18 years.  With a focus on paediatric care, children in our program must transition out of the program within their 18th year.
  • Children who are medically fragile and/or technology dependent, requiring ongoing nursing interventions and monitoring.
  • Children who have a valid Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) and who reside in the province of Ontario.

How to Apply

The Darling Home for Kids does not receive direct applications for the residential program from families.  Children are referred to the program through Case Coordinators, Service Resolution and/or child welfare organizations.