Children free from behavioural and mental health challenges that impact them, their families and society.
Providing leading edge and effective behavioural and mental health services for children and families. Hull is a leader in advocating and engaging others towards realizing the vision.
Hull Services helps children, adults, and families who experience significant mental health, behavioural and developmental challenges. We use our expertise to help move them to success, and actively confront the barriers to wellness in our whole community.
Hull Services began in 1962 as Hull Home. Our evolution to Hull Services is more than just a name change. It's the reflection of a move from a single service to a multi-dimensional agency. When our Agency began, it was to help adolescent boys, and then girls, who had “behavioural problems.” They displayed disruptive and often violent behaviours that caused problems in their families, schools and communities. In short, they couldn’t be “managed”.
Since then, several key things have driven our evolution as an Agency. One is that these children were not simply “delinquent." Their situations are much more complicated as they're dealing with developmental, learning, and emotional issues. These also include abuse (physical, mental, emotional & sexual), poverty, mental health, and addictions. Real change for these children requires treatment in all of these areas.
The second big learning is that these children, in most cases, can only be helped if we also work with their families. Families need to be involved, and they too often have issues and challenges which require support.
The third important realization is that outcomes for these children and families are better if we become involved earlier, when the children are younger, through a variety of community based approaches utilizing support and skill development.
Last, we have learned that follow up is essential in working with children and families. To be successful, we need to support many of our children and families over a long term as they stabilize in the community. This is particularly true for our young adults with developmental disabilities.