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.

Recent News

Local Love in a Global Crisis

Local Love in a Global Crisis

May 1, 2020   We are pleased to announce we were one of nineteen very grateful partners of United Way Elgin Middlesex to receive $20,000 in support during this uncertain time.  This contribution was made possible through funds raised by United Way's Local Love in...

#GivingTuesdayNow – May 5, 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow – May 5, 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow emphasizes opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection and kindness even while practicing physical distancing. Though our office may be closed our support of women, men and youth continues...

World YWCA Day – 2020

World YWCA Day – 2020

April 24, 2020 Members of our Youth Housing Department share a special message with our clients and community partners during World YWCA Day. 

Fun-tastic Ways to Learn from Home

Fun-tastic Ways to Learn from Home

10 ideas to help kids learn and have fun while at home! 1. Make Superhero Capes Before you make your capes, talk to your kids about their talents and how they can use them to be superheroes. Then, think of a superhero name and logo that has to do with their talents...

Cancellation Notices for Health & Wellness Programs

March 24, 2020 During the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, health and wellness remains a priority for everyone.  Please be advised that the following programs are now cancelled effective immediately, including: Aqua Fitness Therapeutic Pilates Aquatic Programs Drop in...

Cancellation notices to parents/guardians

UPDATE March 30, 2020 Our Before & After School care survey, in collaboration with the TVDSB is now closed and all September registrations have been removed. Thank you to everyone who participated by showing their interest in our programs as this viability study...

CANCELLED – Port Stanley Spring Fashion Show & Shopping Event

CANCELLED – Port Stanley Spring Fashion Show & Shopping Event

CANCELLATION NOTICE: The health and wellness of our partners, guests, volunteers and staff is our priority. Please be advised that due to the COVID-19 Virus Pandemic, our Port Stanley Spring Fashion Show scheduled for April 25, 2020 has now been suspended. We are...

Notice to current parents/guardians (childcare)

Notice to current parents/guardians (childcare)

February 19, 2020 The TVDSB has recently published information about the upcoming 2020/21 school year and how to express interest in Before & After School Child Care. As a current family with the YWCA school age program you are not required to indicate your...

Exit Site
Skip to content