Join Threshold Housing Society on June 23rd, 2020, for a virtual screening of the documentary 19 and homeless by Brighter Future Films.
This documentary captures two years in the lives of a group of former foster youth as they age out of care and transition into adulthood. This documentary includes a Threshold graduate’s journey from aging out of foster care to being supported by the Threshold program. This film captures youth navigating their challenges, barriers, their trauma, as well as their moments of joy.
Did you know?
- In British Columbia, when a youth in government care turns 19 years old they often lose access to essential support services, such as their housing, social worker, mental health services, and financial support.
- Youth age out of care, whether they are ready or not – at an age that is often already challenging and stressful. This can result in youth facing numerous challenges, barriers, and trauma.
- Aging out of care without appropriate supports is often said to be a risk factor for experiencing homelessness in adulthood.
We want to highlight this in hopes of creating positive changes to our system and for youth aging out of care.
Click the link below to register to watch a virtual screening of the documentary 19 and homeless by Brighter Future Films.