Moving on With Purpose (MoWPTM) is a transformational LifePlan Coaching Service of Oasis Youth Care Programs that supports youth ageing out of the Child Protection and Foster Care System to build knowledge and capacity needed to transition successfully into independence and competence.
MoWP is an evidence-based model that is strength-based, forward-looking, culturally competent and anchored on a Christian worldview and Biblical principles. It is an 8-week curriculum based learning, delivered in small group sessions and provides youth with individualized attention, structure and accountability to help them:
- Facilitate greater self awareness
- Enhance a sense of Life Purpose
- Improve physical and mental wellness
- Set and work toward future goals
How MoWP Works
Youth preparing to age out of care between ages 16-18 can self refer or be referred by community agencies, caseworkers or interested individuals. Participants will be required to register and complete an intake form to be formally enrolled in the 1.5 hour/week learning program. Upon completion, youth are matched with trained mentors to work with them one-on-one on a weekly basis (or as directed by the needs of the youth) for up to two (2) years. This helps to build sustained supportive relationships, which has been identified to be of significant importance and salient to successful transition and positive life outcomes with former system youth. (Osgood, Foster, & Courtney, 2010).
The mentors work with youth to address identified capacity and skill gaps in four (4) key areas of life:
- Education / Training
- Employment / Career
- Relationships and Wellness
- Peer Support and Community Service
Thanks to the kind funding support of The Ontario Trillium Fund, MoWP is offered FREE to youth in the Halton/Peel Region of Ontario. Participants are required to register.