Youth Centres

Not sure who to turn to or how to start accessing services at YOU? Visit or contact the Youth Action Centre in London, or the Next Wave Youth Centre in Strathroy! 
 

Youth Action Centre 

The Youth Action Centre (YAC) provides a multitude of services for youth ages 16-24 who are experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness in London. Located downtown at 332 Richmond St, youth can access basic needs resources, meet with housing workers, and connect with community supports Monday through Friday from 10am-6pm. Virtual and in-person appointments are available. 

Available at the YAC: 

  • Bagged lunches served from 11am - 3pm 
  • Grab & go hot dinner available from 4 - 6pm 
  • Emergency food bank 
  • Support with finding safe, affordable housing
  • Laundry and shower facilities
  • Hygiene products and basic needs items
  • Children's supplies, including diapers and wipes
  • Community resources

For further information, contact LynneW@you.ca / 519-432-1112 ext. 101 

 

Next Wave Youth Centre

Located in downtown Strathroy at 32 Front St W, the Next Wave Youth Centre (NWYC) is YOU's satellite location serving youth in Middlesex County. With trained staff on-site Monday through Friday from 9 am-4:30 pm, the NWYC is a local hub for community partners and agencies to support youth. Next Wave is also home to our social enterprise, Mushed by YOU, where youth are able to complete training in our production kitchen under the guidance of youth mentors. 

Available at the NWYC 

  • Employment services such as resume building, interview preparation and career planning
  • Hands-on skills training and certifications
  • Computer and phone access for job and housing searching 
  • Support with finding safe, affordable housing
  • Hygiene products, interview clothing and basic needs items
  • Emergency food bank
  • Community partner programs such as InSite counselling and Reconnect self-study through TVDSB

For further information contact Kaitlyn Harvey, Next Wave Youth Consultant, at KaitlynH@you.ca / 519-432-1112 ext. 503 

"I would continuously find myself without money, without a place to stay, days without food to eat. I then found out that YOU has a Youth Action Centre, a drop-in space for youth. I would go every night to share a meal, use the phone, meet other youth like me that had nowhere to go, no one safe and non-judgmental to talk to." - Cheyenne

 

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