TOGETHER, WE CAN

END YOUTH HOMELESSNESS.

For over 25 years, Choices for Youth has been

changing the lives of vulnerable

youth in our community.

we believe everyone has potential

Choices for Youth is committed to building programs, systems, and opportunities that are focused on providing individualized support for young people, celebrating who they are, and working together to unlock their potential to build a brighter future.

Childhood trauma, mental illness, addictions, incarceration, family breakdown, poverty, violence, abuse, and exploitation are the tragic set of common experiences of the over 1500 young people we work with every year.

For these youth, the average age of their first

experience with homelessness is just 16.

IN THE WORDS OF OUR YOUTH

“I'm becoming more mindful

… I come at things with a different attitude than I used to. I'm trying to help others and help myself.”

—  SARAH

Join our community of donors and help us to support over 1,600 young people each year.

we help at-risk youth ages 16-29 secure stable housing and employment, while working towards family stability,
and better health.

Housing

Employment

Family

Health

Together, these four program areas form the building blocks that young people will use to move toward the future they envision for themselves.

Use the buttons above to explore these four areas in more detail.

At Choices for Youth we see the potential for growth and independence in every young person we serve. We fundamentally believe that with stable housing and an individualized set of supports, every young person we work with we work with can reach their potential.

 

Our approach encompasses five key pillars:

Harm Reduction

Housing First for Youth

Trauma-Informed &

Recovery-Oriented Practice

Youth Empowerment

Community Partnerships

IN THE WORDS OF OUR YOUTH

“The people I have around me are so supportive ... with a supportive group around you ... it doesn't matter how bad it gets you can come out of it.”

—  CHARLIE

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You have a role to play

Together, we can end youth homelessness.

The first step to change comes with understanding the causes, challenges, and strategies around youth homelessness.

Make a donation today to support vulnerable youth and emerging adults in our community.

When you shop at one of our social enterprises, you are creating real jobs for youth and helping them move forward.

Whether it's hosting a fundraiser or volunteering at an event, see how you can get involved to make a difference today.

Choices for Youth is proudly supported by a number of community partners:

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Connect with us

MAIN OFFICE

261 Duckworth Street

St. John's, NL A1C 1G9

E: info@choicesforyouth.ca

P: 709.754.0446

F: 709.726.3125

Choices for Youth

Registered Charity

130889942 RR0001

All are welcome.