We are a safe, welcoming, peer-led center for young adults ages 16-26 looking to connect to resources in the community. We help youth connect to community services, including mental health, recovery support, housing, resume building, and job opportunities.
Trauma, mental health & wellness support
We support young adults in reclaiming and defining their own experiences. We are transparent about our own within a Peer Support process. Whether they understand them as responses to trauma, mental health struggles, or otherwise, we honor each person’s right to self-determined support. This can happen in one-to-one and group settings, in-person, and virtual platforms.
Substance use & recovery resources
We believe every person has a right to define what healing means to them and what recovery may look like, including when it comes to substance use. We understand that each person follows a different path, and we partner with young adults in determining what a “recovery process” is to them.
Other resource connections
The Impact Center is grateful to be connected to a variety of community resources. We can offer support and advocacy when navigating different aspects of the System of Care (SOC). Whether they are looking for education, employment, housing, financial support, or something else, we can connect young adults to the resources they are looking for.
Mentoring has been defined as a relationship, which has mutual benefits for all parties involved, and is generally used to help a young adult achieve their goals by receiving assistance and guidance from a peer mentor.
Peer mentoring aims to enhance supportive relationships between two people, sharing knowledge and experience and providing an opportunity to learn from different perspectives.
The mentor serves as a positive role model, promotes raised aspirations, positive reinforcement, provides open-ended counselling and joint problem-solving
Supports will include but not limited to:
Supporting YA who report and shows concerns with Suicidality