Youth Homelessness Prevention 2024

Youth Homelessness Mapping Prevention Project 2024 – Building Bridges

Preventing homelessness from occurring or reoccurring is an essential part of ending homelessness and decreasing the associated trauma and harm. Preventing youth homelessness is a critical part of ending homelessness and experience of chronic homelessness and is a key part of the 2025-2030 Community Plan to End Homelessness.

With the support of the Victoria Foundation, the Alliance to End Homelessness in the Capital Region is carrying out a 6-month project to begin to map the homelessness prevention initiatives accessible to youth within the CRD. By engaging service providers and youth about resources in the community, we seek to identify what prevention efforts are currently in place and where the gaps are in the existing system.

With the results of this mapping project, we will achieving a clearer understanding of prevention strategies tailored to the youth demographic, enabling us to identify effective interventions and where resources can be allocated more efficiently. Lastly, our project aims to advocate for structural, systemic, and local changes by emphasizing the importance of early prevention as one of the key solutions to the homelessness crisis.
This includes advocating for policies and programs addressing underlying causes such as poverty, housing insecurity, and family conflict.

As outputs, we plan to create a comprehensive database of resources, along with a presentation and a detailed report highlighting our findings.

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Further Questions or Comments?

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This project is made possible by the generous support of The Victoria Foundation.