Life-Saving Information On Overdose

Overdose can affect anyone. According to the International Overdose Awareness Day website, ‘An overdose means having too much of a drug (or combination of drugs) for your body to be able to cope with.’ Many youths who come to Eva’s struggle with mental health and substance use. Homelessness is painful and traumatic, and research shows that the longer young people are homeless, the greater their substance use and mental health concerns become.  That’s why we provide Harm Reduction programming. [...]

Life-Saving Information On Overdose2018-07-31T11:02:35-04:00

Recreation: Part of the Journey from Crisis to Stability

Recreational activities such as sports, art, camping, and games contribute to youth health, wellbeing, and self-confidence. Engaging in physical activity has also been shown to reduce the physiological response to stressful situations, improving the ability to cope. 53% of youth experiencing homelessness drop out of school, and that can mean losing access to opportunities for these kinds of extracurricular activities. “Recreation activities help... youth explore strategies for resolving conflicts while recreating and playing. They learn to act fairly, plan [...]

Recreation: Part of the Journey from Crisis to Stability2018-05-31T12:23:57-04:00