Homeless youth are exposed to more physical abuse, illness and mental health issues than their peers. In partnership with the The Kettle Friendship Society, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, the Province of BC and the City of Vancouver, Streetohome has committed $20 million to develop eight city sites, including this 141 unit project. Thirty of the units will be committed to youth aged 16 to 24.
Tenants will have access to group and individual support; training on household management and meal preparation; money management; and community living skills. Directions Youth Resource Centre will also be located on-site providing peer support services; counseling support; medical services; and education and life skills programs.
Construction began in March 2012 and is expected to be complete in Spring 2014.
Streetohome’s contribution to this project is made possible in part because of the generosity of CIBC and Canadian Western Bank. Read more about these gifts.