Youth Without Shelter

When no one is expecting them home, we are. No matter where they come from or what they’ve been through they’re welcome here at Youth Without Shelter. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. On Tuesday, November 28th  we launch the “lighting” up of YWS’s exterior with holiday season lights.  For each week following in the month of  December a strand of lights will be added to honour our community supporters. As we illuminate YWS a donor will match all donations made on November 28th up to $1,500!

Youth Without Shelter (YWS) is Etobicoke’s singular emergency residence and referral agency for homeless youth ages 16 to 24.  YWS is dedicated to the future of our youth providing shelter and support programs for youth experiencing homelessness.  YWS goes above basic needs to elevate, encourage and support through empowering programs:  33 bed Emergency Residential Program; Life Skills & Employment Program; Housing and After-Care Program; Educational Outreach Program; and a long-term transitional 20 bed Stay in School Program. 

Dinner for two or a warm bed: $50 will provide one youth with two nights of shelter at YWS including refuge in a safe, warm bed; three nutritious meals and two snacks daily; welcome and counselling from a dedicated front-line team of Child and Youth Care/Social Service Workers; and personal hygiene products to meet needs.  Youth are one of the fastest growing segments of the homeless population in Canada. Tonight there will be up to 2,000 homeless youth in Toronto seeking safe shelter.

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