The goal of LIFT is to ensure that youth are given every opportunity to develop the skills which will enable them to function successfully within society.
In conjunction with the Child Protection Worker, Youth Services Workers develop specific, goal oriented plans of service for youth pursuing independence, focusing on enpowering youth with the skills and tools necessary for a successful transition from care to independence.
Youth Services Workers provide intensive and proactive services including individual and group counseling, crisis intervention, advocacy and one on one support.
LIFT hosts workshops throughout the year which provide specific information about a number of independence skills such as a seminar on budgeting.
LIFT also hosts holiday dinners for youth and former Crown Wards who live independently. These events provide youth with the opportunity to share a meal with their CAS family and network with each other.