Youth Transition to Adulthood
Preparing youth to live independently.
Youth Transition to Adulthood is for youth who are transitioning from a residential or foster placement, or living independently, and are looking to gain skills, experience, and strengthen their natural support system to become more independent.
We aim to build a network that supports the youth and their well-being through collaboration with family and other connections.
Consistent, Regular Support for Youth
Ages 15 to 22
The program is open to youth aged 15 to 22 with Child Intervention Status.
The program is funded by the Ministry of Children's Services. There are no costs for participants.
We strive to give youth personalized support to access resources independently and encourage self-advocacy.
Referrals are accepted from the Ministry of Children’s Services.
What to Expect
Participants can expect youth-centered, community-based services such as assistance obtaining housing, strength building and skills development, meaningful daily activities, and strengthening family, cultural and social connections.
The program offers different levels of support, depending on the youth’s needs.
A semi-independent option which sets youth up in a shared accommodation setting with an approved adult roommate. The Roommate Companion provides support, skills training, and mentoring.
Interim Stabilization Housing
Youth live at Youthopia, an apartment building in Medicine Hat. Youth have access to support with crisis management, life-skills instruction and mentorship.
Independent Community Living
Youth are set up in their own living situation in market housing. Their Youth Mentor provides follow up supports tailored to the youth’s specific needs.
How to Access the Program
Youth Transition to Adulthood is a closed-referral program. The program is accessed through Children’s Services.
Exit from the program is based on the achievement of goals. Participation is voluntary, however youth are encouraged to continue services and graduate from the program.
McMan's core values of commitment, trust, respect, empathy, and genuineness are ingrained in each portion of service delivery.
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