YouthCALL Service Link

Vulnerable youth are falling between the cracks.

For youth transitioning into adulthood, the services needed aren’t available, despite how vulnerable these youth are.

By supporting YouthCALL, you are helping vulnerable youth find support for housing, substance use, employment, education and so much more.

If you or someone you know needs to contact YouthCALL, please call (705) 790-2338 or email youthcall@cfssc.ca

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Who does YouthCALL help?

Youth Living in Low-Income

LGBTQ2S+ Youth

About YouthCALL

Transitional-aged youth (TAY) are one of the most under-serviced but highest-risk populations in our communities. As adolescents transition to adulthood, they fall into a gap between youth and adult services. Even though they still need help, there are few if any services to turn to. All this despite the fact that transitional-aged youth experience higher rates of mental health challenges and addiction, and LGBTQ+ youth are at increased risk of poverty due to family rejection, social isolation, homelessness, and a lack of education and employment opportunities.

YouthCALL Service Link is a free live-answer telephone service for vulnerable youth in Alliston and Bradford, and has now expanded to serve youth in Innisfil. With a Community Service Navigator on their side, TAY individuals are connected with the resources they need to meet whatever life throws at them.

Through YouthCALL, life-saving and life-changing programs are made a part of each youth’s custom plan to support both their current needs and goals, with services that assist with:

Crisis Support

Mental Health

Addictions

Housing

Finances

Primary Care

Employment

Education

Legal

Sub-Region: South Simcoe (Bradford, Alliston and Innisfil)

Local Issues Addressed:

Addiction

Housing

Precarious Employment

Food Security

Mental Health

Social Isolation

Partners: Catholic Family Services of Simcoe County (Project Lead), CMHA York and South Simcoe, CONTACT Community Services, The Gilbert Centre, New Path Youth and Family Services, Youth Haven

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YouthCALL Impact

November 2020 – June 2021

76

vulnerable youth connected to community resources

233

LGBTQ2S+ youth assisted with The Gilbert Centre

98%

of youth felt an increased sense of belonging and inclusion

“Kim has helped me with many things and has always gone above and beyond. When I first met Kim, she helped me find housing by helping me message or call people for a room. I also sent her a lease to read over with me, as well as getting back into school by planning with me and telling one of the teachers about me. I know I can call Kim for help whenever I need to. Kim has even had meeting with me just to help with homework if I was behind or not understanding something. Overall, Kim has helped me with anything I have needed help with or even just to talk. I’m really glad Kim was there to help when I started living alone as it for sure made the process a lot easier.”

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