Youth Reconnect

Youth Reconnect

Youth Reconnect is the only youth-focused homelessness prevention program in the Durham Region and is modelled on the highly successful Youth Reconnect program offered by the RAFT in Niagara/Hamilton.

Youth and their families that may be at risk of experiencing housing instability work with a counsellor who will help the youth remain at home. The Youth Reconnect Counsellor works intensively with the youth, their parents, family members and other supports in order to keep their family intact.

Our Youth Reconnect Program is provided in partnership with other local social service agencies and focuses on helping youth stay at home in their home community. Common supports include: assisting the youth to stay in or return to school, linking the youth to support services (e.g. mental health, addictions, family counselling), and connecting the youth with work opportunities or job skills training as needed.

The Youth Reconnect Counsellor receives referrals directly from youth and other community members as well as from other DYS housing services.

For more information please call/text the Youth Reconnect Counsellor at 905-391-4845.

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Youth return home or stay home


Parents actively want to be involved in the program

Numbers above based on Durham Youth Services administrative data for 2019

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