History Shortform I

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1916 - 1952 - ST. FAITH'S LODGE

1916 - St. Faith's Lodge :Sponsored by Anglican Church  

1920 - Receiving $1.25 per day per girl in residence

1923 - Service extended to include referrals from other agencies

1926 - Federation of Community Services cut financial support

Became placement service for domestics and outlet for charitable deeds

1942 - Severed relations with "Downtown Church Workers Assoc."

War years intensified problems of Lodge

1947 - Board of St. Faith's advised by Welfare Council,confirmed need for residential treatment for teenage girls

1950 - Lodge closed for reorganization, property sold

1952 - St. Faith's Lodge reopened under name of WARRENDALE

(in memory of Mrs. Warren, President of St. Faith's for three years)

1953 - 1966 WARRENDALE 

1953 - John Brown hired as Executive Director.

Landmark : residential treatment centre in Ontario non-existent prior to this date by de-institutionalizing

1956 - "Routines, Limits and Anchor Points", handbook re management of the child in the therapeutic family throughout the day, published by John Brown

1957 - Warrendale has formal school, some children could not handle stress and expectations of community school

1958 - Large group of girls divided into several smaller groups

1960 - First year Warrendale had its own camp - Elizabeth F. Brown

Memorial Camp, Duck Lake, Haliburton, Ontario

1962 - Oak Ridges property acquired

First time boys in day school with Warrendale children

1963 Warrendale offering :

Family oriented treatment services; after-care to children and families; out-patient

1964 - In-Service treatment program, 50 children

1965 - Funds raised for joint Boy's Village and Warrendale program


1966 - Warrendale : 4 houses in Oak Ridges and school

1966 - Working with emotionally disturbed children

June 1- John Brown nominated to run in Provincial election for New Democratic Party

June 9 - John Brown fired as Executive Director of Warrendale

June 15 - John Brown negotiated one behalf of the Warrendale program

Warrendale remained in Etobicoke houses

Brown Camps run from Oak Ridges

June 19 - Ministry of Health occupied and took over Warrendale, Etobicoke and Liz Brown Camp

Professionals reacted for and against J.B. and Warrendale method