Who are our young people?
- They’re aged from birth to 17.
- They have experienced difficulties in their families, be it neglect, rejection, physical abuse or sexual abuse.
- They may also have serious behavioural issues, problems with their emotional or social lives, or developmental delays.
- They need to count on a family that, for a certain period of time, will take care of them, listen to them, support them, love them and help them feel safe.
- They are attended to by a psychosocial caseworker under the Youth Protection Act or the Act Respecting Health Services and Social Services or, at times, the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
- They may be francophone, anglophone or allophone. They may be from another social culture or practise a religion different than the foster family’s.