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Youth in Transition Worker Program

YITW offers support to young adults as they transition out of the child welfare system into independent living. A Youth in Transition Worker will help the young adult identify and pursue personal goals, connect with community supports and promote healthy lifestyle choices.

Youth in Transition Worker Program intent:

  • Familiarize and support young adults to access resources and services in their community
  • Identify and develop goals towards independent living
  • Mentor and support young adults, building self-confidence and reducing the anxiety of living independently
  • Promote and encourage a  health lifestyle and choices

What the Youth Worker provides:

Using a client centered approach, the Youth Worker will assist the young adult to identify and develop a plan based on their personal goals. The plan could incorporate:

  • Educational resources and post-secondary opportunities
  • Employment Services and training
  • Life skills training (e.g. financial or household management, problem solving)
  • Housing supports
  • Safety planning
  • Connections to health/mental health, legal or other community services

If you have any questions about the program or would like to refer a youth to the program please contact us at 519-371-9230 ext. 233 or e-mail yitw@ymcaowensound.on.ca

 

Resources

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth - an independent voice for Ontario's children and youth who are either “in care” or on the margins of government care.

Downloads

Youth in Transition Worker Program - Referral Form