Formerly known as Carea Community Health Centre

Youth Outreach Workers (YOWs)

Female and adult in youth in discussion over paperwork Our Youth Outreach Workers (YOWs) at Durham Community Health Centre offer advocacy to support youth in making informed decisions. We support youth in connecting to programs and services in their communities, such as:


• Employment
• Education
• Housing
• Income Support
• Health & Wellness & more!

Youth Outreach Workers (YOWs) support youth between the ages of 12-21 in connecting with community resources, navigating services, and making informed and independent decisions. YOWs aim to build relationships with youth and their support systems, identify needs, and provide advocacy and support to overcome barriers and empower youth in making positive and healthy choices. Some examples of supports include: housing, food security, obtaining ID, employment, accessing primary care, income support, mental health, education, and many more!


There are no waitlists or costs to speak to a YOW, and participation is voluntary. Youth can be referred by a caregiver or reach out on their own. Conversations with a YOW are confidential, and can be done via text, phone call, or in-person in any public place!


Youth Outreach Workers also work in collaboration with many community stakeholders including schools, libraries, and partner organizations to offer accessible and barrier-free outreach services in the Durham Region.


To contact a Youth Outreach Worker, call or text:

Sharon (905-903-3512) or

Monica (905-903-3612)


*Please Note: Youth Outreach Workers do not provide crisis supports. In the case of an emergency, please contact 911, a crisis line, or visit your nearest hospital

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