Hamilton is addressing the needs of local youth with mental health and/or addiction issues as they move from youth to adult services. To do this, community members participating in Ontario’s System Improvement through Service Collaboratives (SISC) initiative selected the Transition to Independence (TIP) intervention. The SISC initiative is supported by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health’s Provincial System Support Program. TIP is an evidence-supported model for working with transition-age youth with emotional/behavioural challenges. It’s a community-based system where provision of services follows youth across sectors.