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EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Dion Fitzgerald, Residential Supervisor, Eva’s Satellite

Each day Dion Fitzgerald walks into his office at Eva’s Satellite, he feels invested in what he does.  Among many other experiences, this can also likely be attributed to an act of resistance.   As a child, when Dion was called the N-word, his response to the cutting words and the physical attack that accompanied them, was to fight back.  Yet, despite the fact that a racist word had been weaponized against him, his mother, who understood clearly the impact [...]

EMPLOYEE PROFILE: Dion Fitzgerald, Residential Supervisor, Eva’s Satellite2020-01-27T09:29:20-05:00

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part V: How Eva’s is Helping Young People to Exit Homelessness

This blog post is the fifth part of the Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight series    The conclusion of Eva’s National Housing Strategy Solutions Lab has identified several promising interventions expected to expedite and sustain young people’s exit from homelessness and housing precarity. First, one must understand why young people are experiencing homelessness and how they can exit it. As our previous post explains, the key to predicting young people’s risk of experiencing homelessness is the Snowball Effect and the Opportunity [...]

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part V: How Eva’s is Helping Young People to Exit Homelessness2020-01-06T10:57:54-05:00

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part IV: The Effects and Gaps that Contribute To Young People Experiencing Homelessness

This blog post is the fourth part of the Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight series    This year, Eva’s Solutions Lab has been working to identify barriers and possible interventions to the pathways, young people take in and out of homelessness.  As a culturally and systemically responsive organization, this work is central to the work we do. The Solutions Lab team found two key trends on what drives and prolongs journeys into youth homelessness: The Snowball Effect and The Opportunity Gap. [...]

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part IV: The Effects and Gaps that Contribute To Young People Experiencing Homelessness2019-12-19T15:16:43-05:00

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Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part III: Design Tools to Help Young People See Themselves as Resilient

This blog post is the third part of the Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight series. This National Housing Day (Nov. 22), Eva’s is offering up three tools to help youth-serving organizations centre young people with lived experience of homelessness and housing precarity in their work. What does being ‘youth-centred’ tangibly mean and how can we design tools to bring this concept to life? These were questions asked and answered by Eva’s Impact and Innovation team as they worked with front-line [...]

Eva’s Innovation Lab Spotlight – Part III: Design Tools to Help Young People See Themselves as Resilient2019-11-22T07:05:45-05:00