Our Place (Peel)

Our Place Peel Emergency Youth Shelter, Our Place Peel - Transitional Program

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Record #: CDR0172 Last Modified: 22 May 2013 Last Full Update: 22 May 2013
Record Details
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Description & Services
Description14-bed emergency youth shelter provides crisis counseling and referral services within a supportive environment for young people (16-21yrs). The shelter, located in Mississauga, offers assistance by trained staff (Mon-Sun 24 hours).  
The average length of stay is three weeks. 
The goals of Our Place II are:  
* To provide safe shelter and crisis counseling to homeless youth within their community, enabling them to remain close to family, friends, school and employment contacts. 
* To facilitate family reconciliation, if feasible. 
* To make referrals to ongoing clinical support and necessary counseling. 
* To help youth take responsibility for themselves, their actions, behavior and future within a supportive environment. 
Provides access to a RESOURCE ROOM offering: Computer and Internet Access; Job Search Support; Job Skills Training and Development; Educational and Future Planning. 
The transitional program is located on the lower 
level of the Our Place Peel facility at 3579 Dixie Road 
in Mississauga. 
• Youth ages 16-21 are eligible to participate in the 
transitional program. 
• In order to participate in the Transitional Program, youth 
must first be referred into the Our Place Peel Emergency 
Youth Shelter. Youth within the Emergency Youth Shelter 
may then be nominated to the Transitional Program. 
• Youth are able to stay in the Transitional Program for up 
to 3 months. 
• Youth within the Transitional Program participate in 
a comprehensive case management program, with 
mandatory programs to assist them in developing all 
aspects of their life. 
• Youth within the Transitional Program may be asked to 
pay rent based upon their income. 
• There are 6 beds in the Transitional Program. Youth within 
the program share a room with one other resident. 
• The Transitional Program is a co-operative living 
environment and all residents within the program will 
participate in various chores. 
• The Transitional Program is a zero 
Hours* Office Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm 
* Youth shelter Mon -Sun 24 hours 
Transitional Hours Mon - Fri 9am to 4pm
Areas ServedPeel Region
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) - 21 year(s)
ApplicationSelf referral; referrals can be made by calling 905-238-1383
Contact Information
Address3579 Dixie Rd
Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B3
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IntersectionDixie Rd/Burnhamthorpe Rd E
Transit Information26 Burnhamthorpe or 5 Dixie
AccessibilityNot Accessible
Mailing Addressc/o Our Place Peel 
1325 Eglinton Avenue E, 214 
Mississauga, ON L4W 4L9
Office Phone*Administration 905 614-1215 
*Emergency Youth Shelter 905-238-1383
After Hours Phone905 238-1383
Crisis Phone905-238-1383
Primary ContactJason Montgomery, Director of Programs, Our Place Peel; Phone: 905-238-1383 ext 45; Email: jmontgomery@ourplacepeel.org
Alternate ContactJen Lema, Shelter Manager; Phone: 905-238-1383 ext 41; Fax: 905-238-6916; Email: jlema@ourplacepeel.org
Primary ExecutiveChristy Upshall, Executive Director, Our Place Peel; Phone: 905-614-1215 ext 201; Email: cupshall@ourplacepeel.org
Other Details
FundingRegional / Municipal - Peel Region ; Provincial - Ontario Ministry of Family, Community & Children's Services ; Donations ; United Way - Peel Region ; Foundation - Ontario Trillium Foundation ; Regional/Municipal - Peel Region; Donations; United Way - Peel Region
Service Level(50) Non Profit
SubjectsCounselling ; Homeless people ; Information and referral ; Job search training ; Life skills training ; Residential care ; Volunteer opportunities ; Youth