Homeless youth are exposed to more physical abuse, illness and mental health issues than their peers. In partnership with the The Kettle, 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 was completed in March 2014.
“Canadian Western Bank works hard to ensure that our support meets the immediate and long-term needs of the organizations we partner with and the communities that they serve,” said Angela Saveraux, Canadian Western Bank’s Community Investment Manager. “When we learned about this project and the important programming that will be offered in-house, we knew it was a perfect fit for us.”