Youth In Transition (YIT) Program

The Youth in Transition Program helps support youth transitioning from the child welfare sector into adulthood.

Type:

Adults, Bilingual Services (French), Case Management, Community, Mental Health and Addictions, Youth Programming

Age:

16 – 24 years

Fees:

Free

Referral:

All referrals are welcome once youth has given consent
*Helpful to youth if they are referred 3-6 months before transitioning out of care

Eligibility:

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Languages offered:

English, French

Location:

1200 Markham Road, Suite 313, Scarborough

Hours:

Monday – Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM

Contact YIT workers

Email YIT@stridestoronto.ca or call 416-438-3697 ext. 12231

Program focus: Anti-Human Trafficking, Bilingual Services (French), Case Management, Child Welfare, Employment, Housing, Legal, LGBT, Mental Health, School, Sex Work, Sexual Relationships, Skill Development, Substance Abuse, Trauma, Work more…

Youth In Transition Workers aim to meet youth where it is more convenient for them, in the community, at coffee shops, libraries or at the office. Some resources and supports offered to youth may include:

  • Housing and or educational supports
  • Employment and services training
  • Life skills (e.g., financial management and household management)
  • Legal services and psychoeducation
  • Health and mental health services
  • Access to Trauma Therapy and Human Trafficking Peer Support Group
  • Snacks and TTC fare for case management needs
  • Access to Strides Food Mart available upon sign up

In addition to the above supports, Strides YIT workers provide targeted/focused assistance in the following areas:

  • Mental Health and Addictions YIT
  • Bilingual (French speaking) YIT connects youth with Francophone resources within their communities.
  • Anti-Human Trafficking YIT provides individualized case management to youth at risk of sexual exploitation and Human Trafficking.

The length of work with youth varies based on their long-term and short-term goals. Once youth provide consent, referrals can be emailed directly to our team: YIT@Stridestoronto.ca.

Eligibility Details

Youth aged 16 – 24 years and is:

  • in Extended Society Care or
  • in a formal Customary Care arrangement immediately prior to the youth’s 18th birthday or
  • eligible for support under Continued Care and Support for Youth (CCSY) or
  • accessing Ready, Set, Go (RSG) funding

Get in touch with Strides Toronto Youth In Transition (YIT) workers on Instagram:

Contact YIT workers

Email YIT@stridestoronto.ca or call 416-438-3697 ext. 12231

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