Eligibility

Referrals to the Home for Youth are made by the province’s Department of Child, Youth and Family Services.  Young people participating in the program have been sentenced to a period of Open Custody by the Youth Justice Court.

General Program Description

IMG_1869The Home for Youth provides a supportive, homelike environment to five male or female young people.  The program stresses responsibility, life skills, and fosters independence.  Activities include weekly recreation, daily study time, involvement with various community resources, and group sessions, covering topics such as job search, resume writing, self awareness, conflict resolution, and interpersonal skills.  A young person residing at the Home for Youth will also be assisted in accessing educational, medical and psychological services within the community.

 

 

Staff Resources

  • 1 Coordinator
  • 4 Full-time Counsellors
  • 2 Part-time Counsellors

  • 2 Overnight Supervisors
  • Relief Counsellors

Other Notable Features

youth-featuresThe Home for Youth maintains close relationships with various community partners with an ongoing commitment to youth, crime prevention, and education.  These resources include, but are not limited to Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Department of Justice, Choices for Youth, Pre-trial Services, Good Life Fitness, Thrive, Service Canada, Eastern School District, Waypoints and the John Howard Society’s Skills Link, Youth Services and C-STEP Programs.