Youth Without Shelter

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Record #: CDR0240 Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 Last Full Update: 21 Oct 2013
Record Details
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Description & Services
DescriptionYouth Without Shelter is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth (16-24yrs), providing food, board, and programs in a safe, non-judgmental environment.  
 
Programs and services include: 
* CRISIS PHONE LINE: Counselling and referrals are available 24 hours a day 416-748-0110 
* RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM: provides food, board, counseling, and referrals to health (physical, dental, optical), legal, and other services. 
* STEPS TO SUCCESS PROGRAM: Workshops are run 7 days a week on issues pertaining to life skills (anger management, conflict resolution, budgeting, cooking) and employment skills (job searching skills, resume- and cover-letter writing, interviewing, job retention). 
* HOUSING PROGRAM: Includes workshops and counseling on tenant rights, living with roommates, finding housing, etc. Helps clients coordinate move-ins and is often able to provide donated furniture and kitchen goods. Housing Program workers liaise with landlords and assist in housing searches and placements. 
* STAY-IN-SCHOOL: Designed to support younger residents through the successful completion of their education. Residence, study space, meals, and school supplies are provided. 
* EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM: Provides dedicated counselling for employment assessments; job search; resume writing; interview skill development; and connection to career and shadowing and volunteer opportunities. 
* CONTINUING SUPPORT: Offers support to former residents through The Supper Club that meets every other week, offering dinner, a take-home food package, hygiene products, and counseling. Counseling, referral services, and workshops are all made available to former residents.
HoursMon-Sun 24 hours
Areas ServedGreater Toronto Area - including Peel Region
EligibilityAges: 16 year(s) - 24 year(s) 
 
Homeless youth
ApplicationClient must complete telephone intake before coming to shelter
FeesNone
LanguagesEnglish
Contact Information
Address6 Warrendale Crt
Etobicoke, ON M9V 1P9
 
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IntersectionAlbion Rd/Kipling Ave
AccessibilityPartially Accessible - Accessible accommodation available on the main floor of the shelter.
Office Phone416-748-0110
Fax416-748-2169
E-Mailcommunications@yws.on.ca
Websitewww.yws.on.ca
Alternate ContactArt Tsang, Planning and Evaluation Manager; Phone: 416-748-0110 ext 24; Email: atsang@yws.on.ca
Primary ExecutiveWendy Horton, Executive Director; Email: executivedirector@yws.on.ca
Alternate ExecutiveJudy Leroux, Development Manager; Phone: 416-748-0110 ext 26; Email: communications@yws.on.ca
Volunteer CoordinatorMike Burnett, Volunteer & Education Facilitator; Phone: 416-748-0110 ext 39; Email: volunteer@yws.on.ca
Other Details
Established1986
ElectionsSeptember AGM
FundingCity / Town - City of Toronto ; United Way
Service Level(50) Non Profit
Subjects
SubjectsConflict resolution ; Counselling ; Distress lines ; Education ; Employment ; Homeless people ; Housing ; Information and referral ; Landlord and tenant rights ; Life skills training ; Nutrition ; Shelters ; Young adults ; Youth