Youth In Transition

Services to Transition Youth to Adulthood

Youth in Transition services are for North Shore youth aged 15 to 18 years receiving services from the Ministry of Children and Family Development who require help in moving towards independence. This includes youth with Continuing Custody status and those receiving service through Youth Agreements.

If necessary, longer term support can be offered with a volunteer mentor. The services will be provided in the youth's home and community wherever possible.

Services include:

  • Assessment and integrated service planning
  • Life, social, vocation and employment skill development

  • Youth care interventions

  • Liaison to health and education services

  • Housing support and assistance

  • After hours crisis response

  • Links to community and recreational services and programs

  • Access to formal and informal supports, including programs for youth who are parenting

  • Transitional services to support post-service plan

Housing support and assistance referred to above includes:

  • Liaison with landlords to facilitate successful placements
  • Housing skill development and education

  • Landlord/tenant dispute resolution

  • Support in making moving arrangements, including provision of direct moving services

Youth referred to this service will be matched to a Youth Transitional worker based on the specific skill sets of the worker and their capacity to support the needs of that youth.

Services will include:

  • A goal oriented service plan
  • Life skill groups

  • Training and education in conflict resolution, anger management, communication, problematic substance use, sexuality, medical issues, family conflict and budgeting.

Hours of Service & Length of Involvement

Services will be available from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday. Length of involvement will be up to a maximum of one year.

 

Head Office

Surrey Office

#104-267 West Esplanade,
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 1A5

Phone: 604-987-8211
Fax: 604-987-8122
#300-10524 King George Blvd.
Surrey, BC
V3T 2X2

Phone: 604-496-7997
Fax: 604-987-8122