Wellness & Support
360°kids have provided increased supports to ensure the health and well-being of young people. This includes more access to mental health training for staff, additional partnership supports as well as continuing to provide young people with access to healthy meals, recreation opportunities, and access to 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.
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.
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
Provides (2) hours of counselling for a youth struggling with depression and anxiety
Provides a “Good Start Gift” for a youth transitioning to independent living
Provides (1) month of housing and support for a youth in our long-term housing program
Furnishes a bedroom in a youth apartment
Furnishes a shared apartment living room for (4) youth living with us
Provides 750 meals to homeless youth through our Home Base Drop-In Center
Provides (13) months of living accommodation and supports to youth living in our Residential and Transitional programs
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.
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.
To help youth overcome crisis and transition to a state of safety and stability.
Counselling is a wonderful tool to help young people move from the pain of the past towards a resilient future. Through this process, young people are provided with the message that we care through consistency, empathetic listening and providing opportunities to learn new and healthful skills that help them to manage well even when experiencing the inevitability of life’s challenges.
Let’s Chat! Walk-in Clinic
During these challenging times of the COVID-19 crisis, we are still here to support you with your counselling needs. The Let’s Chat Walk-In Clinic has now gone virtual and will be using the below scheduling system to book sessions with our counselling team. Please CLICK HERE or book an appointment below with a counselor starting Monday, March 23rd.
The Let’s Chat! Walk-in Clinic is a Brief Counselling Service (up to 3 sessions) available to all young people, ages 13-26 years old who reside in York Region and would like to talk about challenges they are currently experiencing.
This service aims to reduce barriers in accessing timely, youth-focused counselling services in response to high demands in the community.
This model draws on the youth’s unique strengths, abilities, and resources with the purpose of empowering youth. The counsellor will meet with the youth to develop a concrete action plan to work towards their goal.
The Let’s Chat! Clinic runs every Monday from 11am-6pm, with the last session beginning at 4:45 pm (excluding holidays) at the Home Base in Richmond Hill. No appointment necessary. First come, first serve. Serving all youth residing in York Region.
Longer-Term Counselling Supports
The long term counselling resource provides young people and their families an extended and flexible opportunity to work through their various life’s challenges. This support is provided in a safe and collaborative way between the youth/family and counsellor, with the end goal of building the youth’s/family’s capacity to successfully navigate life’s challenges in a healthful and effective way.
The Long Term Counselling resource is only available to young people and their families currently living in York region and involved in another 360ᵒkids’ program/service.
For more information on the Counselling program and its services, please call 416-574-6372.