Youth Substance Abuse Program (YSAP)

YSAP provides FREE one-to-one substance abuse counselling for people 14-24 years old who
use substances.

YSAP is a non-judgmental counselling program that supports youth between the ages of 14 – 24 with their substance use. We are currently operating virtually (Telephone, Zoom and FaceTime) or in-person sessions at a YMCA location on an individual needs basis.

Services include:

REFERRALS: To connect with other YMCA services, community resources, treatment and residential programs. ASSESSMENTS: To identify needs and develop treatment plans (GAIN Q3 assessment tools).

FREE HARM REDUCTION SUPPLIES: In partnership with the Region of Peel and City of Toronto, YSAP distributes and collects:

  • Naloxone
  • Safer use kits for snorting, smoking & injection.
  • Substance testing kits and more.

EDUCATION: FREE harm reduction presentations and webinars for youth, parents, caregivers, community members, other service providers, and professionals that support youth.

Phone Youth intake line: 416-473-7407
Who can use this service Youth 14-24 years old
Cost Free