Referral: Self-referral or direct referral through probation officers, lawyers, or other community organizations
Cost: Individuals are paid for their participation. Funding provided through the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services
About: MAD is a ten week group based program for youth. The program is designed to support the enhancement of life skills and leadership for youth who are gang involved or vulnerable to gang involvement. During the MAD program, a small group of youth meet twice weekly to work towards skill development, social-emotional competency, and increased resiliency. Participants are paid a stipend for their involvement in the program. The MAD program utilizes case management, resource navigation, and group based skill development in order to support youth. MAD is currently delivered in-person in Scarborough.