Youth in Transition

January 22, 2024 -

There are only 50 Youth in Transition Worker positions in Ontario and they serve transitional aged youth coming out of the child welfare system who may or may not be justice sector involved. This program was launched in 2014. JHSWW completed for a contract to provide the program and is pleased to have been selected to deliver the program. JHSWW was one of the first agencies to have it up and running.
The program foregrounds individual coaching and psycho-educational supports for preparedness for successful transition into adulthood. Thus, the worker fosters the development of skills and strengths necessary for independence, including skills necessary for making smart, healthy and informed choices. More specifically, coaching and support addresses one or more of the following as needed using a client-centered, strengths-based approach: obtaining and keeping stable and safe housing, securing and maintaining employment, pursing the completion of secondary school credits and pursuing additional education or training, developing personal financial literacy and management skills, building healthy interpersonal relationships, and the importance of developing skills and engaging in activities that promote wellness (i.e., mental and physical health). Where required, support includes referral to and building confidence for clinical services to address early trauma. This program is offered in Waterloo Region and funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

John Howard Society of Waterloo-Wellington: Main Office
310 Charles Street East
Kitchener, ON
N2G 2P9