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Meet Bina Velinor

Meet Bina Velinor, Residential Supervisor, Eva’s Satellite. “Our House” Bina Velinor has been with Eva’s for just over a year now. She believes that one of her essential tasks is connection. The first thing this Supervisor does each day, after checking in quickly with her staff, is to take a moment to connect with the youth she serves. “I may sit down with a young person, or sometimes I even play basketball with the youth,” says Bina. “And then, [...]

Meet Bina Velinor2020-10-06T07:40:09-04:00

Meet Dobijoki Bringi

Dobijoki Bringi’s approach to life has never been ordinary. She’s always been an innovator and someone for whom limitations do not exist. That’s the same approach she took when first starting as a Housing Success Worker at Eva’s. Dobijoki Bringi, Housing Success Worker at Eva’s Dobijoki felt it was necessary to have a stronger understanding of the housing market and the different experiences that may confront young Black people when searching for housing, so she attended some [...]

Meet Dobijoki Bringi2020-08-28T13:23:50-04:00

It Takes a Village to go From Surviving to Thriving

Kola Iluyomade, Housing Program Manager at Eva’s. Eva’s Initiatives for Homeless Youth was always intended to be more than just a shelter where youth could lay their heads…it was designed to be a home. Indeed, Eva Maud Smith, who founded the organization in 1989 under the name North York Emergency Home for Youth, believed in creating a circle of care around the young people she served. Today, Eva's is striving to keep this legacy alive.  We are [...]

It Takes a Village to go From Surviving to Thriving2020-08-07T14:50:27-04:00

COVID – 19: It’s Impact on our Youth

There is no doubt that this is a very different world than just a few weeks ago. For young people, no matter their situation, adolescence can be a difficult and challenging time, but for youth experiencing homelessness, their challenges are heightened and exacerbated by their circumstances. Trying to navigate a pandemic and manage existing traumas can increase anxiety levels and set youth who have been making progress back even further. Here at Eva’s, the young people we serve are [...]

COVID – 19: It’s Impact on our Youth2020-04-13T15:01:44-04:00

Youth experiencing homelessness …

...are resilient and driven. The most common characteristics of youth experiencing homelessness is a determination to overcome the circumstances that lead to their homelessness and a desire to improve their lives and learn the skills they need to be housed and employed. … face unique barriers. Homeless Canadians share common concerns such as a lack of access to affordable housing. But homeless youth face their own unique barriers. For example, for many reasons, homeless youth typically have not gained [...]

Youth experiencing homelessness …2020-03-20T13:49:24-04:00