Adoption: Part of the Solution for Youth Homelessness?

Almost 60% of homeless youth have reported having experience with the child welfare system. When a young person is apprehended from their caregivers by a Children’s Aid Society, they are promised a better place. Yet outcomes for these young people are not good, often including; unfinished schooling, unemployment, homelessness, incarceration, exacerbated mental health. A lot of experiences contribute to this. Many youth have experienced abuse and/or neglect in their developmental years, causing trauma that impacts brain development. After coming [...]

Adoption: Part of the Solution for Youth Homelessness?2018-07-11T11:54:06-04:00

Leave No One Behind

16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence kicks off today on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the theme this year is “Leave No One Behind”. Women are twice as likely to be victims of family violence, and young women living on the streets are at a higher risk of criminal victimization and violence. We come across stories all the time about their experiences of gender-based violence, including intimate partner violence and sexual assault. We [...]

Leave No One Behind2018-05-04T15:23:57-04:00