YMCA Youth Outreach Programs | YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka
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Youth-in-Transition Worker Program (YITW) (Click here for french version)

Using a strength-based, client-centred approach, the Youth-in-Transition Worker supports youth ages 16-24 years old who are leaving CAS care and transitioning into adulthood, in Simcoe County. Delivered through an outreach model, youth can receive the following supports: housing, access to education and employment services, life skills training, access to health and mental health services, access to legal resources, pro-social activities, and safety planning.

How to apply:
Please contact Amanda Tepei, Team Leader at 705-726-5572 ext.32 or email  amanda.tepei@sm.ymca.ca for more information.

Request YITW program support here

Youth Gambling Awareness (Click here for french version)

The YMCA Youth Gambling Awareness Program is a prevention and education program designed to help reduce the potential harm that may be associated with youth gambling. The program’s approach to gambling is gambling neutral, one where gambling is not seen as good or bad, but rather simply as an activity that many people engage in. Through harm reduction, we will give youth accurate information and support them to make their own informed decisions about gambling.

For more information call 705-726-5572 or email ymca.youthservices@ymca.ca.

SOAR! (Click here for french version)
This one-week small group program is designed to assist Ontario Works clients gain the life skills and self-esteem needed to re-enter the work force or participate in a community placement. Groups consist of approximately eight to fifteen people who are either just starting out in their job search or are having difficulty finding or keeping work. SOAR stands for “Set Objectives Achieve Results” and is delivered in partnership with Ontario Works.

For more information call 705-726-5572 or email ymca.youthservices@ymca.ca.

The Community Outreach and Support Program (Click here for french version)
Through this program, we offer support to youth in conflict with the law across various communities of Simcoe County. Youth who are referred by their Probation Officer are offered a wide range of supports to assist in meeting their unique needs which often include counseling, for personal issues such as anger and stress management, self esteem, drug/alcohol/substance abuse, as well as counseling to help youth with interpersonal struggles with peers, partners and family. Support is also provided for youth in the areas of life skills, leisure activities and independent living. This program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services.

For more information call 705-726-5572 or email ymca.youthservices@ymca.ca.