John Howard Society of London & District

County Youth Outreach

The Society’s social workers receive referrals of high-risk and high-need youth from educators, parents, probation officers, police, the Children’s Aid Society and other social agencies.  In addressing behaviours presented by teens, the social workers offer counselling in the context of their school, peers, family and community.  The social workers attend secondary schools in Glencoe, Strathroy, and Parkhill on a weekly basis.  Youth and families from Lucan and other small communities are served through Medway Secondary School.  The Society’s social workers work collaboratively with other social service agencies based in the County to provide additional support to the youth and their families.  Services are also available when school is not in session, during the summer and breaks; clients can be seen out in the community.