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Steps to Independence

Discover how Youth Without Shelter helps homeless youth.

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If you are a youth (age 16-24) who urgently needs a safe place to sleep please call our emergency shelter at 416.748.0110.

Click through below to view Resources for Youth.

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Get Involved

Volunteering

Volunteers are an important part of the YWS team. At Youth Without Shelter, we welcome the involvement of individuals who share our commitment to helping end homelessness, one youth at a time, one step at a time.

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Ways to Give

Adopt-a-Bed

For less than one dollar each day of the month (that is less than the cost of one cup of coffee per day) you can provide one young life with one night of safe shelter at YWS. Through the Adopt-A-Bed program you can provide critical resources by becoming a regular monthly supporter of Youth Without Shelter.

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Services

Residential Program

Residential Program

Emergency accommodation for up to 30 youth each night. The residential program meets the immediate needs of the youth by providing them with what is most needed.

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Steps to Success

Steps to Success Program

Basic life skills, social skills and/or educational workshops as building blocks to assist youth in finding employment, completing their education and securing independent living.

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Employment Program

Employment Program

The program aims to alleviate the barriers homeless youth encounter in finding and maintaining employment such as: literacy, legal issues and lack of financial resources to access appropriate foot and work wear.

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Housing Program

Housing Program

Workers focus on placing youth in permanent, affordable housing. The program addresses the obstacles faced by homeless youth that interfere with the achievement of independent and stable living.

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Stay in School Program

Stay in School Program

Removes the barriers a homeless youth faces in completing their education by providing a safe and stable environment to live in and support and guidance from qualified staff.

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Community

OUR MISSION: Youth Without Shelter is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth. We are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16-24. We provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse client-focused services, in a safe, non-judgmental environment. Our programs enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society.

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