Youth Outreach Worker Program
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 Maltby Mental Health & Autism Services for Children and Youth who are available to assist with clinical advice and support. Meanwhile, our YOWs remain connected to a wide variety of social, employment, health and partner services that might be called upon to resolve ongoing risks/challenges with the youth and family. YOWs invite referrals from other connector organizations, schools, families and even self-referrals.