One-to-One Support

Young people at the Fed

Like all young people, youth in and from care are diverse individuals with their own goals, stories and talents; however, their experience in care means they face specific challenges and barriers.  It can sometimes be hard for young people to find someone to talk to about their struggles or their dreams and goals.

One-to-One supports connects youth in or from care with our compassionate and knowledgeable staff who can create support plans, advocate for individuals and help them to navigate the system to find the best resources available.  Though our staff are not trained counsellors, they are trained to ask questions and to listen – providing a safe place for young people to share their voice about anything that they wish to talk about, including:

  • Finding housing
  • Employment goals and career planning
  • Education and training opportunities
  • Mental health and self-care
  • Relationship concerns
  • Addictions and substance abuse
  • Concerns about experiences in care
  • Advocating for your rights

When youth need support, staff will have one-on-one meetings to help work through challenges together.  Young people are supported to recognize their rights and see their potential.  For more information about our approach to support, please see our One-to-One Support Confidentiality Policy.

Youth in and from care in BC between the ages of 14 -24 are welcome to contact us by text, skype, Facebook, email, or call toll-free.  Our staff will get back to you within our office hours, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

If you are in urgent need of help outside our office hours, the youth crisis line is open 24 hours a day and is a friendly, anonymous source of support:
PHONE: 1-866-872-0113 LIVE CHAT: http://youthinbc.com/ | In the event of an emergency, DIAL 911.