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.

Brant Region
Call or text 226.208.0852

Halton Region
Call or text 905.928.8803

Hamilton Region
Call or text 289.925.4404

Program funding provided by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

Related Programs

Youth Job Connection
Are you​between 15 to 29 years old ​and ​having trouble finding a job? Your job is out there. We'll help you find it. We can help by providing more intensive supports beyond traditional job...
Youth In Transition - Human Trafficking Initiative
YMCA Youth in Transition Workers provide support to youth 24 years and younger that are or have been involved in a human trafficking situation. Services include one-on-one support from a case worker,...