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
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.
- Justice for Children & Youth
Obtain free legal advice for youth under the age of 18 and homeless youth under the age of 25 in Ontario. Call 1-866-999-5329
- 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.
- Crown Ward Education Championship Team
Planning your pathway to work. We provide mentor/facilitators who work with Crown Wards ages thirteen and over to help with education matters. We also financially support and/or provide events and workshops for the benefit of Crown Wards.