SERVICES FOR YOUTH
- Are you a youth in care?
- Do you identify as LGBTQ2S?
- Are you looking for a placement that supports and affirms your identity?
Then we are here for you!
If you are a youth in care, you have the right to live in a home where your LGBTQ2 identity is affirmed and you receive culturally appropriate services and support.
We are the foster care agency for LGBTQ2S youth in Ontario, and the only one in Canada. We are Queer-owned and operated, and we believe in supporting the youth of our community.
We have LGBTQ2S-positive foster homes in Windsor, London and Toronto, and are expanding across Ontario. We connect our youth and their foster families to our network of LGBTQ2S positive and specialist supports and services, and we help you build strong and lasting connections in LGBTQ2S communities.
You have several options to access Five/Fourteen's enhanced supports for LGBTQ2 youth:
If you want to talk with us about being placed in one of our homes or accessing our enhanced services in your current foster home, you can talk with your CAS worker, or fill-in the self referral form, and we can reach out to your CAS. After you submit the self referral form, you can expect to hear from us within two business days. If you don’t, feel free to contact Lou at 844 514 0514 x105 or by email at email@example.com.
If your foster parents are LGBTQ2-positive but need or want help to better support you, ask them to contact us and become a Five/Fourteen foster home.
If you feel your foster home is not LGBTQ2-supportive, you can tell your CAS worker you want a placement with Five/Fourteen. If you feel your CAS is not supportive of your sexual orientation and/or gender identity, you can contact us directly through our self-referral form, or you can reach out to the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. The Advocate's role is to make sure your rights are recognized, and they will talk to your CAS about ensuring your placement is supportive of your LGBTQ2 culture and provides you with the supports you deserve.
- Online at provincialadvocate.on.ca and firstname.lastname@example.org
- By phone at 416-325-5669 or toll-free at 1-800-263-2841
Do you know another youth in care who could benefit from our services? Simply refer them to this website or have them contact us directly using our toll-free number, 1-844-514-0514.
And please visit our Resources page to discover programs and services for you!