Supportive Living Program

What We Do

The Supportive Living Program provides life-skills support to youth who are referred to it by the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The program operates on both an individual and group basis, with the goal being to help youth assume responsibility and be successful while living independently.

NYSA outreach workers in the Supportive Living Program provide youth with hands-on experience, knowledge, and support systems that encourage success. A main focus of the Youth Support Worker is ensuring the well-being of clients while promoting individual development. Youth are taught life- and independent skills including self-advocacy, educational, planning and housing options, household maintenance, budgeting and financial decision-making and how to use recreation and leisure time constructively and positively. Programming is also offered in both individual and group settings as appropriate. It concentrates on youth skill-building in financial and household management, nutrition, communication, and employment. The program has enabled youth to become capable of mastering these competencies and developing confidence to successfully navigate the transition into adulthood.

SLP Highlights

  • The Supportive Living Program provides life-skills support to youth who are referred by the Ministry of Child and Family Development;
  • The program concentrates on supportive skill-building in such things as financial and household management, nutrition, communication, and employment..

2019 Goals

  • Increase the number of former youth in care accessing an AYA agreement to attend post-secondary education or upgrading programs;
  • Continue to build upon and strengthen our collaborative relationship with MCFD;
  • Expand our service with another AYA staff position.

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