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Positive Messages for LGBTTIQQ2SA+ Youth

Coming out isn’t always easy or safe. For many of us, coming out is something we have to do again and again over our lifetime. In honour of National Coming Out Day on October 11, we asked staff and friends of Eva's to share their positive messages for young people so we could celebrate who they are and show them that there is support and love for them in the world (and at Eva’s). "Believe in yourself, stay strong and be proud of [...]

Positive Messages for LGBTTIQQ2SA+ Youth2018-10-10T16:24:35+00:00

Oseakina’s Journey From Living at Eva’s to Working at Eva’s

Back when she was living through homelessness, Oseakina was studying to be a social worker. Now she works at Eva’s Satellite to help young people experiencing homelessness themselves. “I would say I connect with the youth differently than workers who do not have the lived experience,” Oseakina explains. “It’s natural for me not to judge anybody. I always tell the youth it’s only temporary, this is not it forever, you’re still young, you’ve got a lot more years to [...]

Oseakina’s Journey From Living at Eva’s to Working at Eva’s2018-08-16T11:37:05+00:00

Elevated Through Colour – Painting Eva’s Place

Mural artist Jacqueline Comrie Garrido is all about using colour to transform a space. After living nearby, working with young people at Eva’s in another community program, and visiting Eva’s Place, she felt a need to fill our white walls with something more uplifting. For Jacqueline, it was important for Eva’s Place residents to be part of the painting process; she finds art therapeutic and wanted them to feel ownership over the space. Some of [...]

Elevated Through Colour – Painting Eva’s Place2018-09-05T16:43:27+00:00

Eva’s Loves Young People

At Eva’s, we aim to put young people at the centre of all we do. There are many ways this value comes into play in our day to day work. One of them is creating meaningful opportunities to collaborate with young people in our communities. We are always so inspired by young people who get active on social justice issues and passionate about building brighter futures for young people experiencing homelessness in Toronto.  That’s why we partnered with Swetha, Maurie, [...]

Eva’s Loves Young People2018-07-26T09:38:27+00:00

73 Young People, The Impact of Eva’s Home For Life 2018

Everyone gets worried about homelessness in winter. Fewer people think about the life-threating risks of heat. Heat-related distress such as heat stroke is a big problem for young people who don't have a respite from the elements. This is the impact of Eva's Home For Life 2018 Eva's Home For Life raised over $267,000. This means that 73 young people will have a place to stay each night at Eva's two emergency shelters. Remarkable! In addition to protection from the [...]

73 Young People, The Impact of Eva’s Home For Life 20182018-07-17T17:12:47+00:00