HOUSING FIRST YOUTH PROGRAM – WHAT DO WE DO?
At Spirit of Children Society, our workers from the Housing First Youth Program support youth who are aging out of care to obtain, or sustain housing.
WHAT IS HOUSING FIRST?
As a philosophy, the Housing First approach is premised on the assumption that the first and primary need of a homeless individual is to obtain stable, permanent housing.
AS AN INTERVENTION…
The HF approach involves moving individuals who are chronically or episodically homeless from the streets or homeless shelters directly into permanent housing. Permanent housing is complemented by the provision of services to assist clients to sustain their housing and work towards recovery and reintegration into the community.
· Connecting Youth to permanent housing
· Life Skills development
· Cultural Teachings
Our program is based on the Seven Sacred Teachings:
Love, Respect, Honesty, Wisdom, Humility, Courage, and Truth
Who do we serve?
* Youth Eighteen and over
How long is the program?
* 18 months
How do we support the youth?
* Cultural connections and support
* Develop transition plans with youth
* Linkages to Services
* Life skills Workshops
* Youth & Support / Liaison worker Outings
For more information, contact Blaine Kane (Housing Program Manager) or Ed Lam (Housing Intake Worker) at 604-524-9113.