SOLO with Supports Transition Home
Chimo 5


Chimo's SWS Transition Home provides shared living for youth and young adults preparing for supported independent living in their adulthood. Like their peers in the Mentor Support Homes, these youth also require the extra supports to learn life skills and living skills. Appropriate skills are acquired in the holistic ambience of Chimo 5 with the support of peers and Mentors who work in shifts. Often youth in this program will be transferring on to the adult support system(s) i.e. Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped (AISH, Disability Services (PDD)) and/or Adult Mental Health (AHS Programs and Services). The program provides the resources and hands-on guidance to youth (and families) during this transition.


Services include:
  • 24/7 care and support in the Transition Home with Mentors who work in shifts
    Assigned Coordinator
  • Supervision and training in the areas of:
    • Social Relationship Skills
    • Self Development
    • Personal Wellness–Health
    • Nutrition
    • First Aid/Safety
    • Community Resources and Community Building (Supports upon entering adulthood)
    • Finances
    • Time Management and Employment
    • Support to reconnect and rebuild families ties using the Support Circle process.

Youth are expected to attend a day-program throughout the year that is appropriate to their needs, such as school, work or an alternative option. They also must meet with their Coordinator for a minimum of 5 hours each week for task-oriented and goal-directed skill development.


Chimo 5 Program Age/Eligibility:

Children’s Services: Youth aged 16-21, inclusive, who have Children’s Services Status are referred by their Case Worker.
FSCD: FSCD families receiving supports for their children (aged 12-17, inclusive) to be out of home may also refer their children with the support of their FSCD Caseworker.


Contact the SWS Transition Program Manager


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Main Administration, T-SIL, LMT, SWS

Evergreen Court
#103, 10585 111 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 3E8


Email: Administration | T-SIL | LMT | SWS
Ph: (780) 420-0324
Fax: (780) 426-0393

Transitions Office


11715 G 108 Ave NW
Edmonton AB T5H 1B8

Email: SOLO
Ph: (780) 408-4890
Fax: (780) 420-0410

Family Wellness & Kinship Care - CSD

#107, 101 Broadway Blvd
Sherwood Park, AB, T8H 2A8


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Ph: (780) 229-3367
Fax: (780) 426-0393


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