The Supportive Housing  program is a community-based support program that helps youth find and maintain housing in the community. Young people are referred to the program through CYFS as they must meet the criteria for a Youth Services Agreement in order to be eligible for supports and services.  Through our partnership with Child Youth and Family Services, Supportive Housing continues to offer young people meaningful opportunities for personal development. Each youth is encouraged to set purposeful and realistic goals, and to build on their strengths.

Participants receive proactive support from the Supportive Housing team and are encouraged to engage with other supports and services in the community. The primary barriers often identified include learning/literacy difficulties; addiction issues; emotional/mental health issues (ADHD); anxiety and mood disorders; depression; eating disorders; criminal involvement; poverty issues; self-care/life skills and budgeting; employment concerns, and teen pregnancy/young parenting issues.

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Choices for Youth is creatively addressing the growing complexities faced by the at-risk young people who come through our doors. Our Supportive Housing Team provides consistent, compassionate, and non-judgmental involvement, while striving to build respectful relationships and trust between staff and youth.

We engage the young people we serve with services designed to meet their needs. By advocating for them and aligning them with supports, we are able to assist our youth in achieving their goals.

Through our partnership with Child Youth and Family Services, Supportive Housing continues to offer young people meaningful opportunities for personal development. Each youth is encouraged to set purposeful and realistic goals, and to build on their strengths.

The primary barriers often identified include learning/literacy difficulties; addiction issues; emotional/mental health issues (ADHD); anxiety and mood disorders; depression; eating disorders; criminal involvement; poverty issues; self-care/life skills and budgeting; employment concerns, and teen pregnancy/young parenting issues.

Our program is able to accept up to 45 young people and those we serve are between ages 16 – 18. Some youth will continue to participate in the program until age 21 if they have spent a significant amount of time in Foster Care and if they remain in a Learning Program. We continue to work with our young people toward enhancing a complimentary wrap-around service.

Our goal remains to support and empower our youth so they can have a successful transition from adolescence to adulthood and grow into competent and healthy young citizens.

Program Contact
Jill Doyle
Coordinator / Social Worker
754-3047, ext. 26

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