Ages: 12 – 24 years
Referral required. Download the YOW Referral Form.
Next Session Dates:
Sessions Per Year:
52 weeks per year
Determined on an individual basis and is based on needs and identified goals of young person
- Mobile Clinician
- Black Focused Mobile Clinician
Monday to Friday
Community based, partner and host agencies include:
For Youth Initaitive, Rexdale Community Health Centre, Somali Women and Children Support Network, FoodShare Toronto, TCHC, LAMP, Albion Boys and Girls Club, West Toronto Youth Hub, Somali Youth Association of Toronto (SOYAT), The Community Place Hub.
Etobicoke North and South Team:
Abokar Mohamed firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahmed Jama (Somali YOW) email@example.com
Haweia Ahmed firstname.lastname@example.org
Mowlid Ali email@example.com
Weston/Mt Dennis and surrounding area team:
Richmond Kwame Nantwi firstname.lastname@example.org
Tim Tokunboh email@example.com
Zsuzsanna Szel (Hungarian Roma YOW); ZsuzsannaS@yorktownfamilyservices.com
Carlo Campo (Spanish YOW) firstname.lastname@example.org
Lisa Thomas email@example.com
Youth Outreach Worker
The purpose of the Youth Outreach Worker (YOW) program is to help marginalized and at-risk youth and their families better navigate and connect with services and pro social opportunities in their communities to improve youth outcomes. The PYOW program in West Toronto Lead by Yorktown Family Services, focuses on at-risk youth who live in an identified priority community and/or belong to a distinct priority population (e.g. Spanish, Somali, Hungarian Roma). These youth may experience increased barriers in accessing the opportunities that can help them to develop their capacity to make healthy life choices and achieve their goals.