Transitional Housing for Young Probationers and High-Risk Youth
Youth Outreach (YO)'s Transition Housing for boys and girls (THB/THG) provides 1-year accommodation services for youth aged between 15 and 21 who are either working or unemployed and in crisis, as well as youth probationers referred by Court.
Through individual and family counselling and remedial small group activities, THB and THG aim to improve the relationship between youth and their family, and assist them in study and job. The centres offer training to promote youth's self-care ability, social skills and financial management, strengthen their emotional management and develop abilities to live independently.
Transitional Housing for Young Probationers and High-Risk Youth - Male Section / Female Section (Started its service in June 1999 in Prince of Wales Hospital Staff Quarters, Sha Tin)
In 1999, with support from the Keswick Foundation, YO provided transitional housing for male working youth. We admitted the first case in June 1999. Later in 2001, we extended our transitional housing to female working youth.
And starting from 2016, the Social Welfare Department also provided funding under its "Agency-based Enhancement of Professional Staff Support Services" for our residents to consult Clinical Psychologists. Our social workers will refer needy youth to our in-house clinical psychologists for assessment and psychotherapy, which seeks to provide the youth and their families with comprehensive service and assistance.