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Family Mediation Program

The Family Mediation Program provides support to families experiencing family breakdown, youth/parent conflict, and general communication difficulties that may leave youth at a greater risk of entering homelessness.


This outreach position is able to meet with the family where they feel most comfortable with the goal of strengthening youth-family relationships and preventing youth homelessness. The Family Mediation Worker provides mediation, short term intervention, referrals, and case management. The youth does not need to access emergency shelter to be eligible for this program.


Criteria for Assistance:


the youth must be between the ages of 14-24 years


the family must be located in the KFL&A area


voluntary participation from all persons

Our Family Mediation Worker can be reached by calling 613-449-4803 or by email to


Reunite Program

In partnership with Operation Come Home, Kingston Youth Shelter is pleased to provide youth an opportunity to be reunited with family anywhere across Canada.

The Reunite program assists youth ages 16-25 that have left home in reuniting with their family anywhere across Canada by providing family support & transportation at no cost.

To be eligible, a youth must be:

  • between the ages of 16-25 years
  • not fleeing any legal issues
  • returning to family
  • A youth does not need to be a resident of the Kingston Youth Shelter to access this program.

To access Reunite, simply stop by 234 Brock Street or call 613-549-4236 to speak with our Family Mediation Worker. In a non-emergency situation, you can email