Supporting Our Youth (SOY) is an innovative community development program of Sherbourne Health. SOY works to support the health and well-being of all queer and trans spectrum youth by running groups, programs and events and by providing one-on-one support for queer, trans and questioning youth who are 29 years old and under.
What is SOY?
As an LGBT2SQ+ youth, you may experience some or many forms of hatred, abuse, harassment, exclusion and isolation for being yourself. It can be awful and traumatic dealing with harmful beliefs that exist in our communities, organizations, services and families. You may be feeling anger, fear, grief or loss. You may want extra support as you hold your head up, strive to stay safe, and imagine your future.
Supporting Our Youth is designed to help you restore, maintain or improve your health and well-being.
Based at Sherbourne Health, SOY is a collection of health and well-being programs and services for LGBT2SQ+ youth 29 years old and under. Over fifty per cent of youth we work with are newcomers.
We provide you with goal planning and health and wellness programming through our Youth Resource Workers; mental health and primary care service providers; mentors and peers; dietitians and housing supports; urban and newcomer health services; and community partners and referrals.
Through our Goal Planning Service (GPS), our Youth Resource Workers and our health and well-being programs, we’ll support your strengths and help you achieve your goals.