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 4,300 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.
360ᵒkids believes that emotional support is key to the success for young people making the transition to adulthood. Through our counselling program, young people identify and address barriers that are preventing or have prevented them from moving towards their goals.
Counselling is a wonderful tool to help young people move from the pain of the past towards a resilient future. Through this process the young people are provided with the message that we care through consistency and empathetic listening.
The program provides young people with a safe setting, independent from other aspects of their life, for them to contemplate where they are emotionally, cognitively and socially and where they want to go – and how to narrow that gap.
The counselling program is only available to young people and their families involved in 360ᵒkids’ programs.
Let’s Chat! Walk-in Clinic
The Let’s Chat! Walk-in Clinic is a Brief Counselling service (up to 3 sessions) available to young people residing in York Region who want to talk about challenges they are currently experiencing. The counselling program is only available to young people and their families involved in 360ᵒkids’ programs between the ages of 13-26 years old.
This service aims to eliminate barriers in accessing 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 will run every Monday from 10-6pm (excluding holidays) at the Home Base in Richmond Hill. No appointment necessary. First come, first serve.