Since 1989, oneROOF Youth Services has been committed to providing for the safety, support and overall well-being of youth who are experiencing homelessness or at risk, ages 12-25, in Waterloo Region. The youth we support are facing complex barriers and wide-spread stigma. Our goal, in all the programming and services we provide, is to create a Youth Pathway Out of Homelessness that addresses the current gaps in service - lack of preventative programs and lack of housing for youth. Youth experiencing homelessness lack the housing history, cognitive development, maturity and life skills to transition directly into independent living (when it's available) directly from the streets. This Supportive Housing build will ensure that this vulnerable population have, not only the needed housing units to keep them safe and secure, but the 24/7 staff support to help them develop the skills they need to eventually transition to successful independent living . oneROOF Youth Services remains committed to sentiment that “one youth on the street is one too many.” Join us in ensuring that ALL youth in our Region have a place to call home! Housing is a right, not a privelege, for everyone - including youth. Without housing and the development of the life skills they need to succeed, the youth experiencing homelessness today will become the adults experiencing homelessness of tomorrow.
HELP US STOP THE CYCLE OF HOMELESSNESS - PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY