YWS welcomes new Executive Director Steve Doherty
The Board of Directors of Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Doherty as the shelter’s new Executive Director, commencing May 8, 2017.
The majority of Steve’s career has been devoted to children’s mental health, both working in and managing treatment homes and day programs. In a way, we are welcoming him back to the neighbourhood. He launched his career 24 years ago as a Child and Youth Care Worker at the George Hull Centre – in a residential building that YWS later purchased, and renovated to launch our innovative Stay in School Program!
Steve has counselled youth with addictions using a harm-reduction approach to treatment, and believes strongly in a strength-based model of care. His progressive leadership and senior management experience, approach and passion for his work make him a perfect fit for YWS:
“The youth I have worked with over the years have been great teachers, and the lessons have stuck with me. The resilience and spirit they demonstrate are a constant source of awe. I cannot wait to learn from the highly respected YWS team, and be part of something truly amazing.”
Please join us in welcoming Steve to YWS. The Board is committed to working alongside him as we continue developing youth-centered solutions to ending homelessness, one youth at a time, one step at a time.