Youth Outreach Worker Program
As the newest program with Youth Diversion, the Youth Outreach program is a prevention and intervention program that supports at-risk youth to make healthy life choices and is designed to connect youth, 12 to 21 years of age, and their families to services in the community. Further, the Youth Outreach Workers (YOWs) will seek to help youth and their families navigate systems and to engage youth in pro social activities in their community. As such, our YOWs can be seen at a variety of events as well as walking/talking around Kingston. Our program also links to an Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker (E-YOW) from Pathways for Children and Youth who can assist with more clinical advice and support. Meanwhile, our YOWs remain connected to a wide variety of social, employment, health and other services that might be called upon to resolve ongoing risks/issues with the youth and family. YOWs invite referrals from other connector organizations, schools, families and even self-referrals.
Steve Nash firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya Downey email@example.com