Under 25 Years Old

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Youthab Helps

Transition Home

45 Victoria Ave.
Belleville, ON K8N 1Z8

  • Tel: 613 969-9765

The young people who live in our program are in need of safe, supported housing. They are between 16 and 24 years of age. The home is staffed 24 hours a day.

You will be paired with a Residential Counsellor. Together you will develop the skills to assist you in your goal of independence.

Program Expectations

You will be sharing your home with other people. These are some of the guidelines that keep the home a safe and healthy environment.

  • Smoking is permitted outside only
  • No drugs or alcohol at the home
  • You are required to have a day program (school or work)
  • No weapons
  • You have to be home by 10:00 pm weeknights, 12:00 am weekends.

A Week at the Transition Home

Throughout the week, you will meet with your counsellor to work on life skills and discuss your progress in the program.

On Monday evening, there is a house meeting. All the residents attend this meeting and discuss any in-house concerns.

On Tuesday evening, we have a recreation group between 7:00 and 8:00 pm.

On Wednesday's Life Skills groups may include guest speakers.

Your Basic Rights

  • You will be treated with dignity and respect.
  • You have the right to privacy and space of your own.
  • You have the right to make choices about your own life.
  • You will be provided with a safe environment.

Moving In

The Residential Counsellor that admits you to the program will complete the following orientation package.

A resident summary sheet, stating who you are, your family contacts etc., program expectations, and house rules will be explained. A house tour will be conducted, detailing the fire safety procedures. Bedding, towels and toiletries are provided if necessary. Introductions to the staff and residents.

What Do You Do When You Get There?

You will participate in a Life Skills Program that focuses on 16 specific areas. Depending on your goals, you may work on some or all of the following:

  • Money Management
  • Food Preparation
  • Personal Appearance
  • Health
  • Educational Planning
  • Job Seeking Skills
  • Community Resources
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Legal Skills
  • Emergency and Safety
  • Housing
  • Leisure Activities
  • Housekeeping
  • Job Maintainance
  • Transportation
  • Consumer Awareness

In addition to the practical life skills offered, the Transition Home works closely with Youthab's Mental Health Program to offer the resident every opportunity to achieve the goals they have been working toward. Living independently for the first time can be overwhelming. We want to do everything we can to ensure your success.

Upon completion of the program, Youthab can assist you in your move into a more independent living environment. The agency provides several housing opportunities, depending on what's best for you.

The other services Youthab provides are still available whether you are living in our housing or not.

Cooperative Housing Program

Youthab's Cooperative Housing Program provides service to young adults who are assessed as needing subsidized housing.

The program provides staged, subsidized housing to young adults until they are prepared for a more independent living environment

Services May Include:

  • subsidized supported housing
  • individual and group counselling and therapy
  • life skills training
  • social skills training
  • preperation to move to a more independent living environment
  • referrals to other community resources as required
  • recreational activities

Young adults are housed cooperatively in homes throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties.

For more information about admission to the program please
call our main office at 613 969-0830.