Programs & Services

Overview Information

Access: Referral

Ages: 4-18

Cost: 00.00

** Referrals can be made through a Service Providers such as/ Case Manager/ Family Service Agency/ Children’s mental health/ school or hospital social worker, Youth Justice and Child Welfare or system navigators **

Lumenus operates the CARS program on behalf of the Toronto office of the Ministry of Health. CARS provides a single point of entry for live-in treatment and some intensive in home programs, eliminating the need for case managers to call multiple programs to find vacancies. Our database contains up-to-date data for the fully funded mental health live in treatment programs in Toronto, making it easier to match a child’s needs with the appropriate facility.

CARS provides a variety of important services:

  • Managing referrals to mental health live in treatment and some intensive in home programs for children and youth in Toronto
  • Matching individual requests for live in and intensive in home treatment with the most appropriate providers
  • Monitoring response times and confirming admissions
  • Tracking clients in placement
  • Recording discharges
  • Monitoring available resources
  • Providing accurate overall system-based information for Live- In Treatment and some Intensive In- Home Treatment programs.
  • Highlighting System gaps and trends

Intake Criteria:

  • Child must be under the age of 18 years
  • CARS consent to share information must be signed
    • Consent must be signed by children 12 years of age and older unless in the care of a child welfare agency
    • When a youth is under 16 years of age both the youth and legal guardian must sign the consent
  • Family resides within the City of Toronto
    (some exceptions for Out Of Catchment for live in options)


Tel: 416.482.7884    Fax: 416.482.5055      


Contact Us:

For more information, please call 416-482-7884


40 Orchard View Boulevard

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