The ongoing pandemic continues to impact young people experiencing homelessness significantly.
The young people staying with us continue to face uncertainty as the city adapts and responds to the pandemic. The opportunities they were once pursuing were put on hold. They are experiencing mental health challenges and fear for their futures.
The pandemic has amplified existing inequities and disproportionately affected marginalized individuals and groups, including youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness.
The impacts of COVID-19 on the youth we serve are significant:
- 85% of service providers have reported an increase in youth experiencing anxiety (Thulien et al., 2020).
- 75% of service providers have reported an increase in youth experiencing depression (Thulien et al., 2020).
- 36% of 2SLGBTQ+ youth in the GTA experiencing homelessness have attempted suicide since the COVID-19 pandemic began and 82% engaged in self-harm (Abramovich et al., 2021).
Our goal to raise $50,000 will help Eva’s continue to meet the urgent needs of the youth we serve. Your donations go towards areas of greatest need as we support our front-line programs and services.
How will my donation help Eva’s?
Your support helps us meet youths’ immediate needs – food and shelter – and support them with their wellness through mental health and harm reduction programming. It also helps youth transition to independence by finding employment, stable housing, and learning life skills to build brighter futures.
Every young person deserves a brighter future. Help feed the growing minds and bodies of youth experiencing homelessness in our community.
Eva’s was recognized by Charity Intelligence as one of Canada’s top 100 charities in 2021.