Access: Self-Referral / Caregiver-Referral
The Provincial Youth Outreach Worker Program is an early intervention program that primarily provides seamless connection between the youth/parents/guardians/caregivers and community services. This program is for youth, 12 to 24 years of age, who are at risk of out of home placement, youth justice involvement and significant school difficulties. Youth are deemed “at risk” if they are residing in a priority neighbourhood or neighbourhood improvement area, have a developmental disability/dual diagnosis and/or identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
Youth Outreach Workers build relationships with youth and families, identify their goals, help them navigate established public and private systems, act as an advocate, and expand their support networks. They help build integrated care to ensure the youth they work with don’t fall through the cracks.
They also collaborate with stakeholders to create inclusive youth spaces, improve existing services, and support new initiatives.
The PYOWs also work closely with other service providers from various sectors in the community to plan and implement youth and community engagement activities, and assist in coordination of, and advocating for, needed services for the community.
Additional Access Information:
Lumenus youth outreach workers are community-based and offer support in the North Quadrant and the Westminster Branson (known as Bathurst Finch) neighbourhood (south of Steeles Ave., north of Sheppard Ave., west of Bathurst Street and east of Dufferin Street) and East Toronto (East of Yonge Street)
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