The John Howard Society of London and District has partnered with the Sifton Family Foundation to offer preventative counselling services to youth aged 13 to 18 who are at high risk of being unsuccessful in school. The program offers services to youth residing in London, Elgin and Middlesex Counties.
The John Howard Society’s social workers receive referrals of high-risk youth from educators, parents, probation officers, police and other social agencies. In addressing high risk behaviours presented by teens, the social workers offer counselling in the context of their school, peers, family and community. The Society’s social workers work collaboratively with other social service agencies to provide additional resources to the youth and their families.