Youth Prevention Services


Housing Outreach Program-Collaboration (HOP-C)

Service Overview

Provides wrap around housing and mental health supports for youth who are exiting homelessness or are at risk of being homeless. 

  • Case management
  • Cultural wellness supports
  • Counselling
  • Peer mentorship

Homes for Good Program

Individuals experiencing homelessness, or at risk of becoming homeless, will be identified, assessed, and placed into housing with the culturally-appropriate supports; offered critical time intervention that jointly addresses many points of vulnerability (i.e. Mental Health crises, housing instability and Justice involvement) while fostering resilience and connection with resources in employment, education and training domains.

Kookom's Place

Located at 78-I Limbrick, this community–based site offers a variety of Dilico’s cultural, youth, family and prevention services.  Services are available Monday-Friday days.  Everyone is welcome, no referral necessary.

October 2019
November 2019

Youth In Transition Services

Services youth between the ages of 16-24 (inclusive) who were involved with the Child Welfare System.  Provides supports to youth in their successful transition out of the Child Welfare system into adulthood.  Will assist youth with developing and pursuing their goals and they will be supported to identify, access, and navigate adult service systems relevant to their specific needs.

Youth Outreach Services

Community-based intervention to assist youth 12-21 years of age living in at-risk neighborhoods. The program supports youth in their capacity to make healthy life choices and promotes the development of skills and civic participation, including community and peer leadership.

Service Overview

  • Services youth 12-21 years of age through direct engagement with youth on the streets
  • Youth Outreach Workers work in partnership with families, educators and community programs
  • Do not provide crisis intervention or transportation; not intended to be primary source of engagement
  • Intended to reduce risk factors; lack of school engagement, anti-social peer group associations, low community attachment, lack of positive relationships with supportive adults, lack of services

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The Arson Prevention Program for Children (TAPP-C)

The Arson Prevention Program (TAPP-C) is an intervention for youth who have played with fire or have set fires; involves professionals and the family working together to insure that these youth have the best chance possible for a safe and healthy future.

Service Overview

  • Time Regulated Program
  • Evidence-based collaborative program
  • Fire Service, Mental Health Professionals work with the youth and family
  • Clinical support for youth identified as high risk and/or have complex Mental Health issues related to fire setting behaviour