What We Are About
Who Are We
Reach Youth Services is an identified service provider for the Manitoba Department of Families, Children and Youth Division and various Child and Family Services agencies.
We Are a Member
Reach Youth Services is an active member of the Manitoba Association of Community Care Providers (MACCP) and works alongside partner organizations on shared priorities.
Reach Youth Services has committed to piloting the Equitable Standards Evaluation Model, a collaborative framework developed by the National Council of Youth in Care Advocates.
Reach Youth Services opened doors in May 2015, as a licensed care facility for adolescent males and expanded to provide independent living supports shortly thereafter. Our founders and leadership team has extensive knowledge and experience working within systems to support youth and families with complex needs and those facing multiple barriers..
This knowledge and experience provides an understanding of complex systems, relevant research & literature, policies and legislation that inform our approach using best practices in youth care. Over the years we have built a strong team that shares our values to provide stability, continuity and lasting relationships with the youth we are privileged to support.
Strength-based interventions and the belief that all people have unique gifts, talents, and skills. Support plans should build upon these strengths.
Person-centered approach recognizes the individual is the most important (often untapped) resource who should be at the center of all care plans. We believe youth will have greater ownership when they are provided the freedom to express their ideas and experiences and set their own goals.
A trauma-informed perspective recognizes the impact of trauma as lasting and profound, and understands trauma is often the root of presenting challenges.
Multi-system planning and integrated service delivery coordinates all supports and service providers to ensure interventions are meaningful, consistent, and complimentary.
An acknowledgement of history and the Indigenous experience and the impact of Colonization, Residential Schools, 60’s Scoop and ongoing systemic factors that contribute to the overrepresentation of Indigenous children, youth and families in social systems.