We host events to advocate for at-risk youth and fundraise. Fundraising through events is essential for our ability to continue to provide safe housing, support services, and community to the youth we serve. When you attend an event, you are helping provide safe homes and brighter futures for at-risk youth.
Join us for a free virtual screening of the documentary 19 & Homeless. 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.
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 major risk factors contributing to future experiences of homelessness in adulthood and increased risk to illness, injury, assault, substance dependence, mental health issues, and death. There is an over representation of Indigenous people experiencing homelessness, which can be directly linked to the over representation of Indigenous youth in government care. This is an outcome resulting from the ongoing legacy of colonialism. We want to highlight and bring to the forefront the various challenges, barriers, and trauma youth aging out of government care often face. In hopes of creating positive changes to our system and for youth aging out of care.
The screening will virtually take place on October 7th, 16th and 23rd, 2020 at 7pm.
Please register here for your free ticket – https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/19-homeless-documentary-virtual-screening-tickets-123060843295