Our Service Delivery Partners

Durham Youth Services has a unique business model that will not duplicate existing services in the Region, but rather develop partnerships to effectively and efficiently serve at-risk and homeless youth.

Our Service Delivery Partners

Durham Youth Services has a unique business model that will not duplicate existing services in the Region, but rather develop partnerships to effectively and efficiently serve at-risk and homeless youth.

Partnerships are very important to Durham Youth Services. We fully realize our success is dependent upon strong, cooperative, successful public and private sector partnerships.

To that end, we have consolidated a number of key principles for community development as well as service delivery. The DYS business plan has been developed with the input of youth and ensures the ongoing involvement of youth. It also nurtures and develops non-traditional partners in the provision of youth housing and services, such as labour and business.

We recognize there are many fine, local community organizations that serve the community, and in particular, youth very well. It is not our wish to open a competitive, duplicative organization.

Separate from the best practices we plan to incorporate in our service delivery plan, we feel that Durham Youth Services will provide support to those agencies already serving youth in two ways; first, through a consolidated holistic approach to housing and support services for youth and second, through providing additional financial resources through “purchase of service” arrangements.

Below is a list of organizations we currently work with to support youth in our community:

  • Canadian Mental Health Association,
  • Community Development Council Durham,
  • Cornerstone Community Association,
  • Durham Children’s Aid Society,
  • Durham College,
  • Durham Mental Health Services,
  • Durham Regional Police Service,
  • Eastview Boys and Girls Club,
  • Feed the Need for Durham Region,
  • Home Depot Canada Foundation
  • John Howard Society of Durham Region,
  • North House,
  • Ontario Tech University
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation,
  • Pinewood Centre,
  • Regional Municipality of Durham,
  • The Refuge,
  • The Salvation Army,
  • The Town of Ajax,

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