In spring 2018 our Healthy Teens Program, a unique partnership between Turning Point Youth Services and Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAST), was extremely fortunate to be chosen as a new recipient of funding from the United Way Greater Toronto. With this contribution from United Way, we have secured funding for the Healthy Teens Program for another 3 years. The Healthy Teens Program is a unique in-home and community-based program supporting child welfare involved youth (12-17 years of age), with the goal of improving mental health, connecting youth with appropriate school programs, and also helping them to strengthen their relationships with caregivers. Many thanks to United Way Greater Toronto for helping us to continue this partnership and provide service to the youth and families who need our support. We couldn’t do it without you!
We recently gave our emergency youth shelter a long overdue and much needed facelift including new flooring, new lockers and a fresh coat of paint throughout. It was a big job that would not have been possible without the help of The Home Depot Canada Foundation and their Orange Door Project grant program. Thanks to their $50,000 grant, the young men who stay in our shelter now benefit every day from our renewed space and its warm and welcoming environment. On behalf of our staff and the many youth that we serve each day, thank you The Home Depot Canada Foundation for your incredible generosity. Your contribution has made a world of difference. See for yourself!
Before & After Pictures:
Thanks to all of the youth and staff for helping to make our new Youth Engagement Space a huge success. TPYS now has a vibrant, youth friendly space where young people can get involved in activities, find information, learn new skills, meet new friends and just have fun. The next project will be to create a music studio within this space where young people can write, create and collaborate on music creations. Planning for the music studio will begin this September!