360°kids (formerly Pathways for Children, Youth and Families of York Region)

Registered Name: 360Kids Support Services

Business Number: 897036620RR0001

About This Charity

Our Mission

360ºkids operates a variety of programs to give kids the support they need to reach a state of safety and stability. We inspire them to rebuild their lives and we help them to overcome the obstacles they face. It is a complete 360º approach to assisting these kids and it has been successful in helping thousands of youth become healthy, stable adults who contribute to our communities. Funds received from donors will truly help make a difference in the lives of our many clients, and will allow us to continue running the many valuable programs we offer throughout York Region.

About Our Charity

360°kids services include:

•Home Base Drop-In Centres (Richmond Hill & Vaughan) and Street Outreach Team :serve more than 1500 high-risk youth each year in York Region. The Centres are a one-stop shop for youth and providing services to address crisis issues youth presently face – employment, family issues, life skills, shelter, hot meals, counselling, recreational activities and clothing.

•Youth Employment Programs: (2) streams of programs (Afterschool Jobs for Youth and Base 4 Success) provide pre-employment traning, certifications, and paid work placements for youth to gain experience and job skills in a formal working environment.

•Youth Residential Homes for youth in crisis. Both residences provide a home for (13) youth while they settle differences with their parents or work towards living independently.

•Aftercare/Transitional Support program helps youth currently living independently stay on the right path and provides mentoring and referral to community resources.

•S.T.A.Y. Program: Youth Apartments offer a supportive housing program for (6) youth 18-24 who are transitioning to independent living.

•Family Resource Centres offer innovative support programs for 1400 families with preschool children of many cultures, each year throughout York Region.