It is no secret that stable housing is a key pillar in successful outcomes for youth. Census data from 2016 shows that nearly two-thirds (62.7%) of youth aged 20-24 still live with at least one parent, and almost 35% of youth aged 20-34 are living with at least one parent. The majority of Canadian parents provide ongoing housing support for their young-adult children, and these numbers are expected to continue to rise as the cost of living and inaccessibility of affordable housing increases. But what happens to youth whose parents can’t or won’t provide that support?
Thanks to the Victoria News for this fabulous article about the Supportive Recovery Program:
July 31st, 2014 — Ms. Sarah Petrescu published the following article in the July 31st edition of the Times Colonist newspaper, titled “Victoria apartment building donated to house homeless youth“. The following is an excerpt:
An anonymous donor has given a $725,000 Victoria apartment complex to the region’s homeless youth.
With four two-bedroom units, the apartment building on Davie Street in the South Jubilee neighbourhood will be the subject of a massive community makeover in September.
“The donor, who approached us, has worked with children and youth and understands how important stable housing is for them,” said Mark Muldoon, executive director of Threshold Housing Society.