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 3,900 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.
We thank all of our youth in community who have chosen us to support them with their counselling needs during this unprecedented time.
In an effort to continue supporting our youth effectively, we will be temporarily pausing our virtual walk-in clinic to perform some much needed updates to our process. The virtual walk in clinic will be closed on Thursday February 25th, Monday March 1st and Thursday March 4th 2021. We will resume all virtual walk in services on March 8th 2021.
We have provided a list of counselling resources in the community that youth are able to access for any acute counselling supports. These services are also free of charge and do not require a health card.
- What’s Up Walk‑In® counselling sessions are available by phone & video: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 7PM
- Call Mental Health T.O. at 1-866-585-MHTO (6486) to be connected to a counsellor.
- Kids Help Phone text “CONNECT” to 686868. Or call tel:1-800-668-6868 to speak with a counsellor over the phone
360°kids “Let’s Chat!” Virtual Walk-in Clinic
The Let’s Chat Walk-In Clinic is a Brief Virtual Counselling Service available to all young people, ages 13-26 years old who reside in York Region, who need help navigating a variety of social, emotional and mental health challenges.
Brief counselling consists of 1 to 5 sessions, however, if the youth and their counsellor have mutually determined that additional sessions may be helpful for reaching their goals, this time can be extended to support Longer Term counselling needs.
- The Virtual Walk-in clinic hours are Monday 10am–6pm & Thursday 10am–6pm.
- Counselling services are provided via Facetime, Zoom and phone calls.
- This service aims to reduce barriers in accessing timely, youth-focused counselling services in response to the demands facing our community.
- This service is available free of charge.
The virtual walk in clinic will be closed on Thursday February 25th, Monday March 1st and Thursday March 4th 2021. We will resume all virtual walk in services on March 8th 2021.
View the calendar below to book your virtual appointment with a counsellor. Alternatively, give us a call at 416-574-6372 for further information.