Meeting Speakers
Jul 08, 2020 12:30 PM
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RCOS eBulletin – July 24, 2019
Lunch meeting was held at KS on the Keys      Scribe: Rosemary Parker
Patti Murphy, Executive Director of the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) Charitable Foundation.
  • No meeting next week – Wednesday, 31 July 2019.
  • Golf update: we raised approximately $45,000. We would like to send out a big thank you to Bernie and the committee for another successful tournament.
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50/50 Draw
Alex’s number was drawn but the joker remains hidden.
Happy Bucks
Jeanine collected our happy bucks.
Guest Speaker
Luigi introduced today’s speaker, Patti Murphy. Patti is the Executive Director of the Youth Services Bureau (YSB) Charitable Foundation.
There are 1000 – 1400 homeless youth in Ottawa.
50% come from middle and upper class families.
40% identify as being LGBTQ+
80% of youth get placed safely with the help of YSB.
YSB supports youth between the ages of 12-24 years.
YSB helps with:
  • Youth Housing
  • Mental Health
  • Employment
  • Justice
Youth Housing
  • Two shelters dedicated to young people
  • Transitional housing available for more independent living
  • There are three long-term housing apartment buildings
  • Fall 2019, a new Youth Housing Hub is opening on Riverside Drive with support services on the ground floor
Mental Health
  • 24/7 Crisis Phone Line
  • 24/7 Crisis Chat Service
  • Walk in Clinic
  • Mobile Crisis Team
  • Counselling
Youth Employment
  • Provide resources, workshops and training to assist youth with employment services
  • Address specific employment challenges for ethnic and visible minorities, youth with disabilities and at risk youth
  • Match students with job placements, often their first job
  • Counselling
Youth Justice
  • Education and Training  - help youth make a positive transition back to the community
  • Counselling – encourage youth to accept responsibility
  • Ongoing support services – to help reduce risk of reoffending.
Patti gave a great presentation and stayed to answer questions.
President Alex ended the meeting at 1:30 pm.