The Youth in Transition Program helps support youth transitioning from the child welfare sector into adulthood. To be eligible, youth must be between 16 – 24 years old and a child in extended society care.
Some resources and supports may include:
- Housing and or educational supports;
- Employment and services training;
- Life skills (e.g. financial management, household management);
- Legal services and;
- Health and mental health services.
Youth receive other supports including snacks and TTC fare to help them go to interviews, job fairs or on housing hunts. Our Youth In Transition Workers meet youth where it is more convenient for them; in the community, at coffee shops, libraries or at the office. The length we work with the youth varies based on their long-term and short-term goals.
Referrals can be made by Children’s Aid Service workers, school, families, other service providers or the youth can refer themselves.