Our Place (Peel)

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

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Record #: CDR0172 Last Modified: 07 Oct 2014 Last Full Update: 07 Oct 2014
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 length of stay is three weeks. 
 
The goals of the Emergency Youth Shelter 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 Emergency Youth Shelter 
Youth ages 16-21 are eligible to participate in the 
transitional program. 
 
 
• Youth are able to stay in the Transitional Program for up 
to 3 months, extensions may be approved for longer stays. 
 
• 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. 
 
 
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
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish
Contact Information
Address3579 Dixie Rd
Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B3
 
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IntersectionDixie Rd and 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
Fax905-238-6916
After Hours Phone905 238-1383
Crisis Phone905-238-1383
E-Mailinfo@ourplacepeel.org
Websitewww.ourplacepeel.org
Primary ContactJen Lema, Shelter Manger, Our Place Peel; Phone: 905-238-1383 ext 41; Email: jlema@ourplacepeel.org
Alternate ContactKim Cho, Program Manager, Our Place Peel; Phone: 905-238-1383; Fax: 905-238-6916; Email: kcho@ourplacepeel.org
Primary ExecutiveChristy Upshall, Executive Director, Our Place Peel; Phone: 905-614-1215 ext 201; Email: cupshall@ourplacepeel.org
Other Details
Established1989
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
Subjects
SubjectsCounselling ; Homeless people ; Information and referral ; Job search training ; Life skills training ; Residential care ; Volunteer opportunities ; Youth