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Public Comments COVID-19 Service Change: Youth Homelessness Protocol remains open. Youth Unlimited/The Upper Room are closed until further notice. During business hours, please contact via email or 519-859-0322. After hours, youth can connect with 211 for immediate assistance. YWCA continues to provide support to residents and youth off-site, but from a distance and with safety protocols in place.
Contact Information
Office Phone During Business Hours: 519-631-9800 ext 237
After Hours: 2-1-1
Website www.canelgin.org/protocol.html
Primary Contact Valerie Beneteau, Housing & Homelessness System Coordinator, YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin; Phone: (Business) 519-631-9800 ext 237 * (Cell) 519-859-0322; Fax: 519-631-6411
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Community strategy and action plan to deal with Youth Homelessness in Elgin * youth who become homeless are encouraged to call 211 for assistance * based on assessment the youth is provided supports and servies to ensure they are housed in a safe location

The following agencies are participants of the Youth Homelessness Protocol:
  • Canadian Mental Health Association - Short Term Crisis Intervention
  • Community Action Network for Children and Youth Elgin
  • Elgin County Youth For Christ/Youth Unlimited
  • Family and Children's Services of St Thomas and Elgin County
  • Salvation Army - Community Alternatives for Youth - St Thomas and Elgin
  • YWCA St Thomas-Elgin
Hours Daily 24 hours
Areas Served Elgin County
Boundaries Elgin County
Eligibility Ages: 12 year(s) - 24 year(s) 
 
Youth ages 12-24 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Elgin County
Application During business hours, call the YWCA St. Thomas-Elgin and speak to Lianne Pike, 519-631-9800 ext 237 * after-hours, call 211
Languages English
Fees None
Agency Information
Funding Municipal
Site Information
Site Location St Thomas
Located In Community St Thomas
Physical Access Not Applicable

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