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Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District

Housing Support Program

Search Agency Service

Provides housing support services to youth in need of protection who have entered into a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA) that can include:
  • Advocacy
  • Budgeting
  • Grocery shopping and cooking
  • Housing search and tenant skills
  • Job search, creating a resumé and interview skills
  • Referrals to other supports and organizations
  • Skills development for independent living
Hours of Operation
Hours not specified
Youth 16-17 years of age who are in need of protection or who have entered into a Voluntary Youth Services Agreement (VYSA)

  • Individuals 18 years of age and older interested in becoming a mentor
  • Thorough screening check required
    Application Process
    • Referral required; form available online
    • Youth in need of protection can be referred to Housing Support Worker who will assist youth in applying for a VYSA with the Children's Aid Society
    • Thorough screening process required for volunteers, including police records check, interview, and medical clearance and reference checks
    None ; Mentors must pay for their criminal reference check
    Documents Required
    • Enrolment application required for youth requiring housing support services
    • Application, vulnerable sector check and three references required for volunteers
    Partially Accessible - Back Entrance -- Accessible with ramp ; Workers will travel to accessible locations to meet
    Legal Status
    (50) Non Profit
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    211 Ontario North
    Last Verified On
    June 5, 2021