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Youth Transitioning to Adulthood

A difficult time, made a bit easier

This program is for youth ages 13 – 18 who are living independently, as well as youth who are experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioral challenges that would benefit from connecting with a Youth Outreach Worker.

The Youth Outreach Worker helps young people live a healthy lifestyle and offers:

  • Support with life skills, self-care and general adulting
  • Support securing stable housing and income
  • Provide information and referrals
  • Support and advocacy around accessing appropriate social services, as well as mental and physical health care


  • Ministry of Child and Family Development (MCFD) Referral, and/or
  • Youth aged 13-18 and experiencing issues related to youth independence and wellbeing

Starting the Journey: Referral and Intake Process

The program accepts referrals from MCFD and referrals are faxed to us directly from your service provider.

New referrals are sent to the program manager for review. The manager looks at eligibility criteria and the needs of the youth to determine the best therapeutic fit between available Counsellors. If a youth is not eligible, the team will follow-up to make sure the youth is connected with the appropriate community supports.

If eligible for service, the team will follow-up to schedule a foundation meeting. In the foundation meeting, the team reviews terms of service, consent and confidentiality with the youth, as well as develops the goals of service collaboratively with the youth.

From there, the team conducts a needs assessment and works with the youth to develop an individualized service plan.

Squamish Youth Local Group Program

Tired of being told what you should be doing all the time?

Looking for a place to hang out and chill, but also want to get outside every once in a while?

Want to have a say in what activities you participate in?

Both Squamish Youth Local is a registered with the Local Youth in Care Network of the Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks (FBCYICN). Each Local provides programming that is designed by youth, for youth. Our main goal is to increase access to support services, resources, and outdoor recreation for youth in care throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor.

Squamish Local meets on Every Other Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 pm, snacks provided.

Click below for more information and to sign up!

This program is funded by the Province of British Columbia.

Youth Transitioning to Adulthood Contact Information

Sharada Clayton, Manager of Youth Services,, 604-567-9347


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