Youth in Transition Worker Program

A YMCA Youth in Transition Worker (YITW) offers support to young adults as they transition out of the child welfare system into independent living.

A Youth in Transition Worker will:

  • 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 healthy lifestyle and choices

Using a client-centered approach, the Youth in Transition 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 and wellness, mental health, legal or other community services

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the program or would like to refer a youth to the program please contact us.

Phone: 519-371-9230 ext. 5
Email: yitw@osgb.ymca.ca

The program is working for me, I appreciate everything you're doing in your power to make things happen for me. Even in my loneliest times I felt not so lonely when we worked together and tried to set things up and working bit by bit to achieve my goals. Thank you for all your hard work. Thanks to the YMCA of Owen Sound Grey Bruce for letting me know about all of the things you can do for me in the program. This is a huge help and takes stress off of my shoulders; you've made things seem a little easier!

YITW Participant

Strumming Forward

Strumming Forward offers free guitar lessons to youth in Grey Bruce. Youth not only learn how to play guitar and express creativity through music in a safe inclusive space, but also build confidence, create friendships and realize their potential.

Ontario Youth Rights Resource Poster

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