Aboriginal Youth Outreach Project
- Program Description
- Referral Sources
The Aboriginal Youth Outreach Project supports multi-barriered youth who may have been involved with, or at-risk of involvement with the criminal justice system. The youth likely are at risk to live on the street, in an unstable or unsafe house, or in a shelter situation. The Aboriginal Youth Outreach Worker offers one-to-one support, family mediation, crisis resolution, counselling, assistance with securing affordable and safe housing, assistance finding and maintaining employment.
The Urban Aboriginal Outreach Worker also supports Aboriginal youth who reside at CJHS’s two youth residences, Raido House and Windsor Park, as well as with youth within other agency programs, living in the community, or living in homelessness. The Outreach Worker supports Aboriginal youth to prevent their involvement in crime; to promote a positive lifestyle; and to re-unite with their Aboriginal culture and families.
The youth will work with the Urban Aboriginal Outreach Worker including intake, meeting weekly, goal development, willingness to work towards goals with support of Outreach Worker, securing affordable & safe housing, assistance finding and maintaining employment, advocating both with and on behalf of the youth for funding with bands, programs for further education or training, and ensuring that urban Aboriginal needs are being met and that related issues are being addressed.
Evelyn Fogarty, Outreach Worker
Ralph Wilson, Outreach Worker