Our TAY Connector, Alix Shilton will be the primary contact in our partnership with the John Howard Society Belleville (JHSB)....
We’re Here for You!
The Transition Home provides safe and affordable housing to young people aged 16 – 24 who are looking for a home but are not ready to live on their own yet. The Transition Home Program helps to prepare you for the real world by teaching you the skills you will need to move on to more independent living. The home is staffed 24 hours a day with caring and supportive counsellors who are available to help you with any issue you may have. When you move in, you are paired with a Residential Counsellor who will work with you one-to-one to help you determine how you will reach your short- and long-term goals. They will also work with you on developing the life and social skills you require before you move on to more independent living or return home. Our counsellors can help you explore your options and can also make referrals to Youthab’s housing, mental health, and employment programs or to other community resources.
During your Stay
You will have the opportunity to meet other young people just like yourself. You will also have the opportunity to participate in individual and group workshops such as: healthy relationships, self-esteem, healthy lifestyle, conflict management, and money management.
What you will be up to!
Even though you are required to be involved in a day program (school or work) our activities go on and on. To name a few, we visit the YMCA, go on day trips, have a coffee house group, board game nights, rock band nights, karaoke nights, and movie nights. There is never a dull moment.
Keeping our Home Safe
The home provides supportive housing for nine youth; therefore, we have guidelines to keep our home safe and provide a healthy environment for everyone:
- You have to be home by 10 pm weeknights, 12 am weekends
- Smoking is permitted outside only
- No drugs or alcohol
- No weapons
Skye has worked very hard in our Career Exploration Planning Experience (CEPE) program and has done amazing work during her placement with Mix 97!
Skye is working towards her goal of working in the production industry!
In this clip, Skye shares her story including her experience with Youthab, the Transition Home and Career Edge.
We are so grateful to have been a part of your journey and thank you for sharing your story!