DMCC is proud to partner with 360ºkids to support their financial requirements to run homes for underprivileged children and their families, along with homeless and at-risk youth in the York region.
As a way of giving back to the community that has housed and supported us, we have committed to aiding the organization through donations, in-kind gifts and the provision of services on a monthly basis.
360ºkids began over 30 years ago as two separate agencies that were developed to address the needs of the communities of York Region. The Markham Neighbourhood Support Centre was created to respond to the needs of young families with children who sought support and ways to learn about childrearing. Youth Housing Markham provided safe and supportive housing for youth who could no longer live at home. A volunteer committee worked to create two residential homes that would support 13 homeless youth. These two agencies eventually amalgamated in 1998 to form Pathways for Children, Youth and Families of York Region Inc. The organization continued to offer programs and supports to both families and their children and to homeless and at-risk youth in York Region for 15 more years.
360ºkids now serves over 3,400 youth, each year from every municipality in York and this number has grown significantly since our move to the Richmond Hill Hub operating the youth hub and offering even more essential services to youth. Our staff represent many cultures and experiences and have earned a reputation as leaders in offering high quality, innovative programming to the people we serve.
We are continuing to look for opportunities to partner with 360Kids and to take a more active role in supporting our communities. We look forward to sharing more with you soon.