Windsor Residence for Young Men

Serving Windsor and Essex County, Ontario, Canada, the Windsor Residence for Young Men is asking people of goodwill for their generosity in helping to end homelessness for young men aged 16-24 years.  WRYM provides a supportive functional family, often the only family “our guys” have ever known — with a staff of women and men in the roles of aunts, uncles or older siblings who deliver individual counselling and teach basic life skills. WRYM helps 50 young residents per year to leave homelessness behind and build new lives.

  • 28% of our residents return to extended family
  • 70% are established in independent living appropriate to their needs
  • 51% stay in or return to school
  • 29% find employment while with us

Windsor Residence for Young Men depends on community generosity to achieve these results. Our program is efficient and effective. We do not duplicate the work of other agencies. Instead, we integrate our guys into the community and its resources to help them become active citizens. Our annual program budget is $400,000 (Canadian). Divided by an average of 50 residents assisted each year, the yearly cost per resident is $8,000.

We respectfully ask that you help us achieve our 2019 #GivingTuesdayCa fundraising goal of $16,000 – that’s the yearly cost of assisting two young men to build new lives.

Thank you for your generosity - the folks at WRYM.

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