YWHO Celebrates Opening of Timmins Youth Wellness Hub

On November 15, 2022, the YWHO Network celebrated the grand opening of their new permanent Timmins Youth Wellness Hub space located at 45 Spruce Street South in Downtown Timmins.

Previously offering services in a rotational model, the new “Hub Headquarters” will allow the team serve youth and families in the Timmins region with a full range of integrated youth services.

“The Hub is amazing, and all of the staff and participants are kind, helpful, and welcoming” said Elise, a youth participant, about her experience attending the Hub.

The new Timmins Youth Wellness Hub (TYWH) Hub Headquarters is a safe, inclusive and welcoming space for all youth aged 12 to 25 to access mental health, addictions and well-being services, resources and support. As part of the YWHO network, the aim is to bring the right services to youth and their families, at the right time and in the right place.

The grand opening event on November 15th was a success, and included a performance from a local Indigenous drum group (the Home Fire Singers), a ribbon cutting, and tours of the space. The event was open to local youth, families, TYWH service partners, and community members as an opportunity to learn more about this new space dedicated to their well-being.

“This is a momentous day… Thank you to our Community Partners, who are the wind beneath our wings; to the youth who we are so honoured to work alongside every day and who continue to inspire us; to our staff team, who are on my gratitude list every day; and to YWHO who is the jet fuel under the wind beneath our wings. This is a reflection of this amazing community that has come together,” said Anne Vincent, Executive Director and Hub Manager of the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub.

Established in September 2018, the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub has been a huge support to Timmins with their “pop-up hubs” rotating through spaces in the community. Youth have had low-barrier access to mental health support, substance use programs, primary care, education and employment support, recreational and skills and well-being programs, peer support and care navigation services – all free of charge and accessible for all.

To read the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub media release, click here.

To listen to a CBC radio segment about the Hub, click here.

The hub operates 30+ hours a week for both appointment-based and walk-in access to services and programming. Check out their social media channels for more information.

To contact the Timmins Youth Wellness Hub:

Learn more about the hub here: www.ywhtimmins.ca