John Howard Society of York Region

Youth Services

For more information on any of the programs listed below, please contact Alexandra Thomson, Program Coordinator.

Contact information: 905-895-9943 ext. 209
athomson@jhsyork.ca

HYPE

The Healthy Youth Preventative Education (HYPE) Program is an evidence-based program that targets the prevention of violence through the promotion of positive, healthy relationships. The HYPE program offers small group sessions that promote healthy relationships and target a wide range of risk behaviours, and addictions among adolescents. Through this program, youth will be equipped to engage in healthier relationships and build social and emotional strengths.

This program is ideal for youth aged 11-25.

Funding provided by the Regional Municipality of York and is available to you at no cost.

For more information on times and locations, please contact our office.

HYPE Brochure

HYPE+

HYPE+ is an evidence-based program that helps build resiliency and promote well-being for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. HYPE+ offers small group sessions that promote positive mental health. In a safe space, youth engage in activities and generate discussion about what contributes to stress, well-being, and healthy relationships at school, home, and their community.

This program is ideal for youth aged 13-18.

For more information on times and locations, please contact our office.

IMPACT

IMPACT is a weekly, group-based program for Newcomer Youth. The program is focused on promoting mental health and well-being by promoting youth’s individuals strengths and coping skills. Youth will have an opportunity to engage with their peers through activities and discussions.

This program is ideal for youth aged 13-18.

For more information on times and locations, please contact our office.

 

Youth Counselling Program

The Youth Counselling Program is designed to build strengths, resilience and coping skills among youth. Through individualized one-on-one support, the Youth Counselling service provides free weekly sessions for youth to discuss issues affecting their lives. The counsellor will work collaboratively with the youth to enhance their understanding, overcome their challenges and meet their goals.

Referrals can be made for youth experiencing the following:

  • Mental health
  • Substance use
  • Relationship Conflict
  • Bullying
  • Stress
  • Criminal Justice Involvement

This program is ideal for youth aged 11-29. Counselling is offered across York Region.

Funding provided by the Regional Municipality of York and is available to you at no cost.

YCP Brochure