Youth Without Shelter

[  Suggest an Update |  Print Version (New Window) ]
Record #: CDR0240 Last Modified: 04 Dec 2014 Last Full Update: 04 Dec 2014
Record Details
Social MediaFacebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-Without-Shelter-YWS/111734105730?sk=wall
LinkedIn LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/2345421?trk=tyah
Pinterest Pinterest: pinterest.com/ywstoronto/
Twitter Twitter: twitter.com/YWSToronto
Website Website: www.yws.on.ca
YouTube YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/YouthWithoutShelter
SOCIAL_MEDIA_ICONFacebook LinkedIn Pinterest Twitter Website YouTube
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
 
View Google Map
IntersectionAlbion Rd and 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