Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario (YWHO) has confirmed funding from the Government of Ontario for eight new Youth Wellness Hub sites, including Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington. The Hubs provide integrated services for youth aged 12 – 25 years old in a “one-stop shop” mode. The local site will be a partnership between Maltby Centre, Kingston Home Base Housing, Addiction & Mental Health Services Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox & Addington and Kingston Community Health Centres.
“As the Lead Agency in KFLA for children/youth mental health, we are thrilled to collaborate with our partners to design and implement the Youth Wellness Hub in our community as announced by Youth Wellness Hubs Ontario. We value this initiative because it will make a difference in our community, change the lives of the youth we’ll serve, and will help to create a healthy community,” said Karen Fleming, Executive Director of Maltby Centre.
The two year funding agreement will create a Hub that will:
For the KFL&A YWHO site, Home Base Housing (One Roof) will be the YWHO Network Lead Agency and Maltby Centre as the Lead Agency coordinating the regional Roadmap to Wellness Task Force and signing partner to the OHT. One Roof represents the urban component of the proposed YWHO site. Napanee Area Community Health Centre (NACHC) and Rural Frontenac Community Services (RFCS) represent the rural components of the proposed Regional Youth Wellness Hub.
More details on the project will be announced in June.