Rural and Remote Programs in Muskoka
Core community programs (Emotions Management, Problematic substance use and harm reduction, anti-theft, healthy relationships and grief and loss) are offered throughout Muskoka to women, youth and men. Referrals for Rural and Remote services come from community agencies, institutions, courts, parole, probations and health care providers.
The Youth Trustee Program – Muskoka is modelled on the Youth Trustee Program we provide in Simcoe and has been adapted to specifically meet the needs of rural and remote youth in Muskoka.
Adults can self-refer to the Rural and Remote Program directly by calling 705.725.0613 ex.243. For more information about the Youth Trustee Program – Muskoka call 705.725.0613 ext 243.
Youth Trusteeship Program Simcoe
For 16 and 17 year old youth who can no longer reside with a parent or guardian and who apply to receive Ontario Works benefits, a trustee is required. The Elizabeth Fry Society can act as a trustee to be the liaison between Ontario Works and the youth. The program also helps youth deal with other issues such as problems at school or work, housing stability, food security, life-skills and budgeting. Youth can apply to be in the program directly by calling 705.725.0613 ex.232.