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Surrounding Kids in
Crisis with Care

They’re still just kids. They’re our kids and they need our help.
Please help us ensure that Every Kid Matters.

The 360°Experience.

No kid chooses to be homeless. Experience the harsh realities of life on the street so our kids don’t have to.

Join us at our signature event and brave the elements for a night to raise funds and awareness for youth homelessness in York Region.
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Become a
Monthly Donor

For $25/month your can provide 5 bus tickets to youth
trying to stay in school or keep a part-time job

How a donation makes a difference

Your generosity and gift to 360°kids will go directly towards improving the lives of at-risk and homeless youth who use our programs and services

Support.
Inspire.
Overcome.

At 360°kids community always comes first. Since our founding in 1989, we have continued to provide a full complement of programs and services aimed at assisting at-risk and homeless youth. We take a complete 360° approach to care.

Our Vision

Every kid has access to a safe home. 360ºkids now serves over 3,500 youth, each year from every municipality in York and this number has grown significantly since our move to the Richmond Hill Hub operating the youth hub and offering even more essential services to youth.

Our Mission

To help youth overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety and stability.

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Daniel's Story

It was not that long ago that Daniel was living in a garage

Living off of social assistance and the generosity of others to survive. His story is not unlike many of the clients we meet through 360°kids. He came from a broken home and after years of strife and struggles with his family his single mother turned him out for good. Daniel had very few life skills and next to no marketable abilities yet he was determined to survive on his own. Daniel was first introduced to 360°kids through another shelter where he would occasionally stay. Circumstances had hardened his expression and he was angry and skeptical of anyone who wanted to help.

Through building a relationship with Daniel and gradually gaining his trust we have been able to start to work with him and encourage him towards positive change. Daniel joined our Base 4 Success employment program. Throughout his time in the program he has been gaining marketable skills and working in a local business to gain skills and experience. Daniel is now in stable housing and has a full-time job. “I don’t know what I would’ve done if it wasn’t for 360°kids. They helped me find a safe and warm place to stay, and helped me find a job that I am loving today. Thank you 360°kids.” Daniel

Devonte's Story

I am here as one example of the many youth 360kids has helped support.

For years I had difficulty in coming to adults to talk about my problems with them because of abuse in my past, forcing me to do a lot of growing up on my own but not allowing me to have a good safety net of people that I could trust. I have changed dramatically, seeking the supports and advice offered by 360°kids staff, outreach workers, and counsellors. I have been connected to several resources that have helped push me in a better direction in life such as the Base 4 Success program, the JVS worker that frequents Home Base, and when I’m feeling down sometimes some serenity from the yoga teacher that comes by. Wherever I go next I will forever be appreciative of the existence of 360°kids and its staff and both the employment and housing programs offered there.

360°kids Home Base Drop-in Centre

and supports offered to youth
Support. Inspire. Overcome.
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Housing

  • Nightstop Guests

    Nightstop will provide you with a safe place to sleep, access to laundry and bathroom facilities, three meals (dinner, breakfast and a packed lunch), as well as transportation support. We accept self applications and referrals.

  • Nightstop Volunteer

    Nightstop relies on our community of volunteers to provide their homes for a safe, warm place for youth in need to stay on any given night. Nightstop is always looking for hosts, volunteer drivers as well as in-kind donations.

  • Nightstop

    Providing a safety net to those forced to leave their home, Nightstop places young people in a safe and warm home for the night, provided by a vetted and approved volunteer.

  • Connections and Emergency Housing

    Connections is the first emergency housing facility in the southern part of York Region for homeless youth.

  • HOPE Program

    Our HOPE Program provides transitional housing and wrap-around services for female survivors of human trafficking aged 16-26 in York Region.

  • Supportive Transitional Apartments for Youth (STAY)

    This program will build on the skills youth currently have and assist them in becoming successful as they continue on with their life’s journey.

  • Youth Residential Homes

    Our youth residential program is a voluntary program that offers a combination of housing and support for youth, primarily 16-19 years of age, who are facing a housing crisis.

  • Transitions

    This program sources affordable market rent, community based units across York Region which are licensed out to youth participants.

  • Youth Housing and Support Workers

    This service is designed to assist clients in transitioning from one location to another, conducting housing searches, negotiating with landlords and more…

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Employment

  • Youth Job Connection

    YJC includes paid pre-employment workshops, job matching and placement support.

  • Base 4 Success

    B4S is a 12 week paid employment program for youth who face barriers to employment.

  • Every Bite Matters

    Every Bite Matters (EBM) is a 16-week paid employment program for youth who face barriers to employment and have an interest in culinary skill development.

  • Specialized Training Employment Program

    STEP provides employment training and supports to youth with barriers and self-identify specifically with mental health challenges.

  • Youth Job Connection Summer

    YJCS supports secondary school students with multiple barriers through mandatory employability skills training and part-time employment opportunities,

  • Youth Success Strategy

    YSS Employment Counselling assists youth in reaching their employment goals who 1) do not require the support of a formal program or 2) do not meet the eligibility criteria of our formal programs.

  • Youth Employment Resources
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Wellness & Support

  • Counselling

    Through our counselling program, young people identify and address barriers that are preventing or have prevented them from moving towards their goals.

  • Home Base Youth Drop-In Centres

    Every month, our Home Base Centres serve more than 150 youth each month who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, between the ages of 13 and 26.

  • YOUTHrive

    The program offers inclusive, enriched recreation and mentorship programming for the residents of six (6) housing co-operative communities to support their social, emotional, physical and mental health needs.

  • After School Program

    The program provides students across York Region with activities that promote healthy and active lifestyles.

  • Leadership Engagement Gang Intervention Team (LEGIT)

    L.E.G.I.T. Workers assist youth 12 – 20 yrs. who are involved in gangs, at-risk of gang involvement and/or have a history of involvement with the criminal justice system.

  • Provincial Youth Outreach Workers

    Youth Outreach Workers assist youth 13-24 yrs. to access services that can be of support to any aspect of their lives.

  • Aftercare and Transitional Support

    The Aftercare and Transitional Support Program assists youth transitioning out of the care of the Children’s Aid Society.

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Education

  • iGrad

    Students registering for this opportunity will work with the teacher in doing on-line, e-Learning courses.  The classroom will be open between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm each day (Monday to Friday) and the teacher will support students in working on specific courses independently on-line.

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360°kids has helped at-risk and homeless youth in York Region for over 30 years.
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