Youth In Transition Program

Youth In Transition Program

The Goal of the Youth-in-Transition Worker is to support youth in their successful transition from the care of WFS to adulthood.

The Youth in Transition Worker will collaborate with the 10 First Nation Community Care Programs to ensure that all eligible youth are referred to te program on or before their 15th birthday.

What we can help with

  • Preparation, planning, and support for independent living
  • Education resources
  • Cultural supports
  • Employment services and training
  • Life Skills training
  • Financial literacy, financial management, household management
  • Health and Behavioral Health navigation and support
  • Service Coordination
  • Advocacy

Our Vision

"We envision, all youth having a place to call home where they feel welcomed, accepted and valued; We see a future for youth, where they have the skills, resources, and strong connections required to successfully transition to adulthood."

Our Mission

Our Mission is to assist youth ages 15-24 as they make their transition out of care into adulthood by providing one to one support, and group based educational programs, aimed at enhancing health and wellness and building essential life skills.

Our Values

  • The Youth in Transition Worker understands that oftentimes our youth have been let down, and therefore we value Accountability. We will follow through on our commitments, we will not cancel meetings, and we will be consistent in our services.
  • The Youth in Transition Program promotes equality and celebrates diversity. We are allies for youth that identify as L.G.B.T.Q.I.A.TS
  • The Youth in Transition Program promotes compassion. We understand that being in the child welfare system was not easy. We will always listen and help in a caring and compassionate manner.
  • The Youth in Transition Program will respect youth on all levels and meet them where they are at. You will be treated with the dignity and respect at our program.
  • The Youth in Transition Program believes that youth require a strong sense of connection to their Anishinaabe identity and will provide opportunities for cultural attachment.

Program Eligibility

  • Youth in care with WFS
  • Youth that recently left care between the ages of 15-24
  • Members of the 10 First Nations between the ages of 15-24 that are interesting in attended group based activities

Referral and Contact Information

Youth in Transition Worker - Phyllis Pierson

601 Victoria Avenue, Fort Frances, Ontario
807.274.3201 Ext 2112

phyllis.l.pierson@weechi.ca

WFS Youth in Transition Program Brochure

Referral Form - YIT

Ontario Child Benefit Equivalent (OCBe) Fact Sheet

B1455 Idylwild Drive Fort Frances, Ontario P9A 3M3   x807-274-3201   j24 Hour Response: 1-800-465-2911   NStaff Directory

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