Youth Homelessness Protocol

The YWCA is actively involved in working towards reducing youth homelessness in St. Thomas and Elgin County with a group of community partners.  Knowing that the experiences of homeless youth differ from those of adults, we make a collaborative effort to participate in the community youth homelessness protocol to end homelessness and reduce the impacts of homelessness on youth. 

The Youth Homelessness Protocol is best described through the below infographic

Youth Homelessness Protocol Flow chart

Through the Youth Homelessness Protocol, Housing Based Case Managers assist youth find or maintain housing and achieve an optimum quality of life through:

  • Developing plans
  • Enhancing life skills
  • Addressing heath and mental health needs
  • Engaging in meaningful activities
  • Building social and community relations
  • Accessing education and employment


How to access the Protocol?

If you are a youth 16-24 years old or know of a homeless youth in need of support, please access the Youth Homelessness Protocol by calling 519-631-9800 extension 237 during business hours 9 am – 5 pm, Monday-Friday, or by calling 2-1-1 on the evenings and weekends.

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