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YOUth Belong2019-01-25T08:23:51-04:00

Eva’s YOUth Belong is a unique new program focused on Black and racialized young people with complex barriers to housing. It helps 50 young people transition out of homelessness into stable housing in the community.

Community Houses

Eva’s community houses provide safe places for 16 Black and racialized youth residents to live for up to four years. Each resident has a case manager to provide coaching and support and each house has a live-in support worker.

  • Eva’s Home: four-bedroom house for young people involved with and/or leaving the provincial child welfare system.
  • Eva’s Hope: four-bedroom house for young people affected by the criminal law system.
  • Eva’s Spark: four-bedroom house for female-identified young people with mental health needs.
  • Eva’s Way: four-bedroom house for trans and gender non-binary young people.
Housing Bursaries

Eva’s also provides support for 34 Black and racialized young people who are homeless, at risk of being homeless, or precariously housed. We offer up to two years of:

  • rent and housing subsidies of $800 per month
  • extensive follow-up services and coaching and meet young people’s diverse needs
Project Partners

The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness
CHEERS Mentorship Program
Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
Central Toronto Youth Services
Evangel Hall Mission
Egale Canada Human Rights Trust
Gerstein Crisis Centre
METRAC Action on Violence
StepStones for Youth
Yonge Street Mission, Evergreen Centre for Street Youth

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