Client Stories | Yorktown Family Services

Joseph’s Story

Joseph's Story In a Far Better Place Thanks to Yorktown Joseph* had been having challenges with anxiety and depression for months. At the end of an extremely rough few weeks, the 16 year old was contemplating suicide.  Joseph’s parents took him to the emergency department of the nearest hospital where he was prescribed anti-anxiety medication and released that same day. Joseph’s parents, Phillip* and Monica*, desperately began searching for some support for their son and were referred to Yorktown by a friend who had connected with Yorktown some years back. Though Joseph didn’t want to go, Phillip and Monica insisted, […]

Care Navigation: Connecting Clients to the Supports They Require

Care Navigation Connecting Clients to the Supports They Require Yorktown’s Care Navigation worker helps children, youth, young adults and their families (birth to the age of 29 years) who require complex care mental health and social service support get the right support, at the right time, within a framework of an integrated care team at Yorktown, and linking them to outside external networks of support. Care Navigation increases access to services and facilitates wrap around support. The outcomes are strengthened mental health functioning, increased social participation, and support of youth in acquiring the social determinants of health so they can […]

Nidhi’s Story

Nidhi's Story Every Community Needs A Yorktown Sixteen year old Nidhi Patel’s mother, Alka, and sister, Meera, were becoming increasingly concerned about the once bubbly, now depressed, Nidhi. “I was experiencing some personal problems; stressing out about school work and issues with friends,” says Nidhi. On top of that, she had also become the target of some bullies at school and was anxious about how to navigate the situation. “My mom and Meera realized how unhappy I was, even though I tried very hard to keep it from them. I didn’t want to share too much; I didn’t want to […]

Violence Against Women – White Ribbon Day

One in three women will experience sexual violence in their lifetime. ONE IN THREE. Read Cynthia’s story and how she broke free from a violent home.

GIVING TUESDAY: Ben, Rose and Dana’s Story

“Because of the things I’ve learned through Yorktown, my personal growth hasn’t stopped. The empathy and compassion I have received from the counsellors has been stupendous. I am extremely grateful that Yorktown exists. Our story is a testimonial of the incredible value Yorktown Family Services holds for Rose, Dana, and I.” – Ben, Yorktown Family Services Client

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