Street-Involved Youth Needs and Service Analysis

This report was published by The Children's Aid Society of The District of Thunder Bay.

The Children's Aid Society of the District of Thunder Bay conducted a small-scale study which assessed the services available to street involved youth living in city. The aim was to describe the situation for street involved youth as it appears now. We conducted focus groups, key informant interviews, and a literature review.

Consistent issues identified by both youth focus groups and key informants included suitable housing, skills to maintain housing, challenging processes and policies surrounding Ontario Works, mental health and addiction, access to services, transportation, navigating the social service system, personal safety and lack of fulfilling activities for youth to engage in. 

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