In various community settings in North East and East London, the Youth Outreach Workers (YOW) work together with youth, ages 12-21, to build their resiliency and skills. Workers build trust with youth, families, and the community, and support them to find appropriate programs and services. The YOW team enhances and promotes the development of community based services and leadership opportunities for young people in the community.
Examples include, but are not limited to:
- Primary Health Care
- Skills Development
- Recreational Activities
- Income Support
- Sexual Health
- Legal Services
- Mental Health and Addictions
- Basic Needs or Housing
We aim to enhance and promote the development of community based services and local leadership. Our outreach is intended to reduce risk factors by: sharing information about the interests, concerns, and needs of youth and their families, providing information regarding relevant programs services and opportunities, guiding and facilitating access to programs and services, and enabling positive civic participation in their neighbourhoods and communities.
This program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services of Ontario. There is no referral necessary to access these services. To get in touch with a YOW, call 519.660.0875 x500 or if you are interested learning more about our youth programs connect with Greg – Program Manager – Child, Youth and Family Team at 519-660-0875 x225 or e-mail.