Are you between the ages of 16 - 24 and involved with Family and Children's Services?
If you are or have been involved with Family and Children Services and are between the ages of 16 and 24, the Youth In Transition Worker (YITW) program is available to help you transition to a more independent lifestyle.
YITW will help support you identify, develop and implement a personal plan based on your own goals for personal independence. We'll help you navigate the adult service systems, connecting you to relevant supports and resources in the community.
Along your journey you'll receive emotional support, housing support, educational support, employment support, health support, legal support, and more.
You may be referred to this program by a community partner, or you can simply contact the YITW support worker directly.
Program funding provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.
Youth in Transition Programs
The Housing Support Program supports youth ages 16 and 17 that are currently in need of housing attainment / maintenance support.
We provide youth essential housing support by identifying, obtaining and coordinating housing, including:
- Assisting them to search for, view, apply, and retain independent housing
- Developing personal (life skills) and household management
- Budgeting, tenant skills, housing maintenance (cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc...)
Additional program supports include:
- Health and mental health services
- Identification and immigration documents
- Education opportunities
- Employment services and training
- Legal services
- Language interpretation services
- Other social and community support
- Coordinating communication across systems
Our approach is free, confidential and non-judgemental.
Call or text the Youth in Transition Worker in your community for more information or referrals.
Hamilton & Brantford: 365-889-6600