Refugee Youth Have Unique Needs

Eva's Satellite has undergone a transformation in recent years. According to Senior Site Manager Monique Thompson, Canada’s first harm reduction shelter for youth has been called upon to almost exclusively support refugees or asylum seekers since the summer of 2022. “For a lot of our youth, their first stop after getting off the plane is Eva’s Satellite. They simply have nowhere else to go. Some are as young as 17 or 18 and may be fleeing persecution or forced [...]