' Youth in Transition Worker


   
Thursday, May 25, 2017     |
 
Youth in Transition

Organize your life, your way.

K3C Community Counselling Centres is pleased to announce that it recently received funding for a Youth in Transition Worker. This new program will provide a variety of supports to youth as they leave the care of the CAS and transition to adult services. The Youth In Transition Worker program is a program which has been developed in response to advocacy by youth who have left the care of the CAS and who are facing challenges locating services and programs independently. The program has offices in both Napanee and Kingston and is open to youth ages 16 to 24.  If you have questions about the program or know someone who might be eligible, please call our Kingston office at 613-549-7850 x 3222 to talk to the Youth In Transition Worker. Alternatively, you can call our Napanee office at 613-354-1607.

The Youth in Transition Worker (YITW) helps youth who have recently left the care of the Children's Aid Society (CAS) find and access adult services and resources.

The YITW helps youth to make plans and decisions regarding:

  • housing
  • education
  • health care
  • life skills
  • employment
  • personal goals & well being
Office Locations:  

417 Bagot Street, Kingston, ON
& 113 Richmond Boulevard, Napanee, ON 

YITW Cell Text or Call: 613.328.5376 

 

The Youth In Transition Worker Program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in response to the Youth Leaving Care Working Group reports and initiatives.

Eligible youth are between the ages of 16 and 24 and are currently or were formerly:

  • subject to a Crown wardship, a legal custody order or a formal customary care agreement
  • eligible to receive Renewed Youth Supports (RYS) whether or not actually received

OR

  • eligible to receive Continued Care and Supports for Youth (CCSY)

(Formerly known as Extended Care and Maintenance (ECM))

whether or not actually received

The Youth in Transition Program aims to support youth leaving care to successfully transition from the child welfare sector into adulthood.

Specifically, the Youth in Transition Worker (YITW) will:

  • Help youth develop and achieve goals that they have set for themselves
  • Support youth to identify, access and navigate adult services relevant to their need

  • Provide information and referrals to existing supports and resources in the community for youth that address their individual needs and reinforce their strengths.

 The YITW can help access a variety of supports, including but not limited to:
  • finding affordable housing
  • tuition bursaries/grants
  • learning to grocery shop
  • financial management
  • legal clarity
  • counselling and peer support groups

The Reports:

“Youth Leaving Care Hearings –Our Voice, Our Turn” and “My REAL Life Book”

http://provincialadvocate.on.ca/main/en/hearings/pages/report.html

The Recommendation:

“Blueprint for Fundamental Change to Ontario’s Child Welfare System”

http://www.children.gov.on.ca/htdocs/English/topics/childrensaid/childrensaidsocieties/reports/youthleavingcare.aspx

The Response:

“Ministry of Children and Youth Services –Youth Leaving Care Update”

http://provincialadvocate.on.ca/documents/en/Update_Youth_Leaving_Car_Initiatives.pdf


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