“… I can finally talk to my parents now. After sessions learning how to better communicate and resolve conflict, I now can clearly express myself to my parents. My relationship with them strengthened and they have started to take me more seriously.” – 17 year old youth
The counselling goals may focus on any of the following issues as they relate to the individual youth, families and the root causes of their struggles: family breakdown, youth and parent conflict, communication difficulties, sibling relationships, drug and alcohol use as well as life and parenting skills.
Early Intervention Services
Our prevention program provides support to at-risk young people (14-24) and their families, exploring difficult issues affecting their relationship. With a family-centred approach, our goal is to help families resolve complex relationship issues, develop positive relationships, increase communication, and, where possible, divert youth from the shelter system.
Family and individual counselling is offered to young people (16-24) who are homeless, living in shelters, “couch-surfing”, or housing insecure. Our objective is to support young people in re-establishing healthy and supportive relationships with those they define as family with the goal for the youth to return home or move to community housing with family involvement and support. When reconnecting with family is not possible or advisable, our service provides individual counselling, including emotional support, grief and loss counselling, life and coping skills.
Our Family Reconnect Program services are available at no cost. We are a mobile service and can meet with clients within the Greater Toronto Area in our North York location, at community agencies, or in the family home.
Family Reconnect Toolkit
Are you a service provider interested in exploring family intervention methods in responding to homeless and at-risk youth? Our Family Reconnect Toolkit shares best practices and learnings from our award-winning Family Reconnect Program.