Our History
Waypoints, originally named St. Francis Foundation, was founded in 1978 as a group home for five males in St. John’s. The organization has grown over the years into a multi-service agency offering a number of programs to young people, families and the community at large. In 2004, the St. Francis Foundation received the Employer of Distinction Award from the Newfoundland and Labrador Employer’s Council for excellence in human resources management. The Waypoints name was chosen in 2007 to better reflect the organization’s current programs and its vision for the future. Today, Waypoints is a vibrant organization operating out of several locations. Governed by a volunteer board of directors, Waypoints is a non-profit charitable organization funded primarily by the provincial government. It also looks to the corporate community for partnerships and funding to help with programming needs and growth.

In May, 2012 Waypoints received CARF Accreditation for a period of three years for the following programs:

Our Family Support Program received accreditation under CARF's Family Preservation and Support (Child and Adolecents)
 
Our Eight Residential Group Homes received accreditation under CARF's Group Home Care (Children and Adolescents)
Board Members
Chairperson
Tara Laing
 
Co-Chair
Sandra Farrell
 
Treasurer
Tim Turner
 
Secretary
Vacant
 
Director
Charlotte O'Leary
 
Director
Christine Stapleton
 
Director
Tim Fahey
 
Director
Alexandria Hollett
 
Director
Elizabeth Whitten
 
Ex-officio
Executive Director - Rick Kelly