John Howard Society of York Region

Youth Programs

Emergency Support for Youth and Families Project

John Howard Society of York Region intends to provide support specifically for racialized youth and families who have had involvement with the child welfare system.

Participants will have access to free counselling and financial supports to purchase basic necessities and technology support.

This support includes:

  • Free counselling sessions for youth and family
  • Basic necessities may include providing gift cards to purchase groceries, toiletries, diapers, etc.
  • Technology Support may include providing tablets, cellphone minutes, or other technological support

Contact information: 905-470-0003 ext. 209
athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

Healthy Youth Preventative Education Program

The HYPE (Healthy Youth Preventative Education) 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 HYPE Program Staff.

Contact information: 905-470-0003 ext. 209
athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

HYPE Brochure

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.

Contact information: 905-470-0003 ext. 209
athomson@johnhowardyorkregion.on.ca

YCP Brochure