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Program: Youth Action Centre (The)  
Organization: Youth Opportunities Unlimited
Phone Numbers: 226-777-0116
Fax: 226-777-1986
The Cornerstone
332 Richmond St, Ste 102
London, ON
N6A 1B1
Intersection: Richmond St and York St
Location: London (Central)
Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible    Wheelchair Accessible
Hours: Administration: Mon-Fri 8am-9pm
Breakfast Mon-Fri 8am-10am
Dinner: Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm
Contacts: Mirella Bryant - Manager, Transition Services
226-777-0116 ext 107
Service Description: Resource centre offering outreach and support services for at-risk, transient and street youth

Services include outreach, life skills groups, supportive counselling, advocacy, basic needs service provision and prevention education, parenting education * anonymous HIV testing * showers, laundry facilities and hygiene supplies are available * health and safety information and supplies are available including, condoms, first aid supplies

Offers transitional and affordable rental housing units within the Cornerstone Building * assists youth in finding housing, emergency food, emergency shelter, medical/health care, education, legal aid and counselling * information and referral to other agency services * health care centre

Available as cooling/warming centre with extended drop-in hours (8am-9pm) during Extreme Weather Alerts issued by the Middlesex-London Health Unit * access to mitts, hats, and coats

YOU Belong -  Informal, social group provides a safe space for youth ages 16 to 24 who identify as LGBTQ+ or as an ally
Supportive Housing - Youth are assessed and provided an individual action plan to address personal needs and goals that assist in moving toward becoming self-sufficient * gain life skills training, pre-employment preparation and educational planning support through individual and group activities
YOU Made It Cafe - Breakfast and lunch cafe and professional catering services * training and career path social enterprise

Meeting: Food Bank and Community Meals:
  • Food Bank - Open on the 15th of each month at 3pm until supplies last * baby food available while supplies available * call ahead to ensure supplies
  • Breakfast - Mon-Fri 8am-10am
  • Dinner - Mon-Fri 3pm-6pm
  • YOU Belong -Wed 6pm-8pm
Fees: Free
Application: Call or drop-in
Food Bank - Open on the 15th of each month at 3pm until supplies last * call ahead to ensure supplies
Eligibility - Population(s) Served: Youth 16-24 years
Age: 16 - 24 years
Languages: English
Area(s) Served: Middlesex
See Also: Food Banks
Hospitality Meals
Parenting Education
Shelters and Drop-in Centres for Youth

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