The program exclusively provides temporary emergency care to youth awaiting placement. Stays are on a short-term basis up to 30 days to provide a safe place for children to live while the Ministry of Social Services develops a plan.
Youth coming into the Emergency Receiving Services Program in the southern area of the province will live in Rorison House or Kenyon House on the Pilot Butte campus. In the northern area, they will live in Flegal House on the Buckland campus. All homes can house six youth.
Youth in Emergency Receiving Programs are in emergency care and thus do not receive clinical and education services but do have access to caring staff and a comfortable, safe place to stay.