Residential Program

The Residential Block Parent® Program provides a network of safe homes in the neighborhoods of our communities.

Block Parent volunteers are responsible adults who care about the safety of children and others and agree to offer their homes as temporary havens to those who find themselves in threatening or frightening situations.

What does a Block Parent® do?

A  Block Parent® may be called upon to offer their home as a place of safety when someone is in a dangerous or frightening situation such as:

  • bullied
  • lost, hurt or ill
  • caught in severe weather
  • frightened by a stranger

A Block Parent® assists persons in distress by providing the persons with a safe place while telephoning the appropriate emergency service (police, fire, ambulance, etc.) when necessary.

What is not expected of a Block Parent®?

Block Parent® volunteers are not expected to:

  • provide food, drink, toilet facilities or transportation
  • administer first aid
  • leave their home to break up a fight
  • open their door to anyone if they feel uneasy about the situation