Background of the organization
Huddle youth hubs are safe spaces for youth ages12–29, offering free, trauma-informed and culturally-safe health services in a youth-friendly atmosphere. The Huddle initiative currently has six youth hubs in Manitoba, each designed as a one-stop shop for mental health care, substance use and addiction supports, physical health care, and wrap-around social services supports for young people. Instead of bouncing around to different doctors, counsellors or drop-ins, youth can access all these health and wellness services in one warm, safe space. Huddle is modelled after a growing global movement: Integrated Youth Services (IYS). This model, created in partnership with youth and families, has proven to help young people requiring medical care and support—especially in areas of mental health, substance use or addictions counselling.
Funding will support Huddle to further scale the IYS model in Manitoba, increase the number of youth hub sites from six to eight, support two existing Indigenous-led Huddle youth hubs and further the integration of Indigenous health and wellness practices and western medical care at all eight Huddle youth hub sites.
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