Youth
Homelessness
in
Toronto
By Chelsea, Emily, Isabel, Julia and Michaela
Homelessness Myths
1. “They want to be homeless or they are to blame to be homeless”
Most homeless youth are victims from ...
Discrimination, Abuse and Neglect
o Homosexual and bisexual men earn 14-16% less than heterosexual men
o They average Cauc...
Financial Issues and Poverty
o After a teen turns a certain age, they may be kicked out of the house and if they have no
p...
Parental Status and Relationship
o Depending on a teens's relationship with a parent, the chance of being abused could inc...
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Youth
Without
Shelter
About our charity
Purpose, values and a brief
history
Mission
Youth Without Shelter is an emergency residence and referral agency serving
ho...
What YWS Provides to the Youth
o 17,757 safe shelter nights
o 88,785 nutritious meals and snacks

o 84 youth employed thro...
A
Youth’s
Story
and
Positive
Outcome

http://www.yws.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/YWS-Impact-Report-2012-13.pdf
"I feel safe here, therefore, I can concentrate on my studies. If I wasn't in a place
like this, I would have been on the ...
HOW
WOULD
YOUTH
WITHOUT
SHELTER
SPEND
THE
GRANT?
Source: http://www.yws.on.ca/
How does YWS receive funding?
▪ Most of their income comes from the Canadian Government
▪ The secondary source of funds ar...
Where They Spend Their Money
Local
volunteers
making an
impact for
their
community

http://www.yws.on.ca/photos
How Effective is the Charity at Spending their
Resources?

10x

Only 4.4% is spent on Administration, while almost
that is...
Primary Use of the Grant
▪ The shelter is in need of updated furniture for the

facilities

▪ This will

directly impact t...
How the YWS Community Benefits from the
Grant
A youth
talking to
an
employment
counselor

http://www.yws.on.ca/photos
These are some
youth outside
the doors of
Youth without
Shelter

http://www.yws.on.ca/
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YWS YPI Powerpoint 2014-Branksome Hall

  1. 1. Youth Homelessness in Toronto By Chelsea, Emily, Isabel, Julia and Michaela
  2. 2. Homelessness Myths 1. “They want to be homeless or they are to blame to be homeless” Most homeless youth are victims from some sort of violence or abuse and have been forced to leave. Less than 6% of homeless youth have chosen this life. 2. “Homeless youth live on the streets” Most homeless youth live in temporary beds, with friends or relatives, in church basements, in welfare motels and in abandoned buildings and vehicles. 3. “Homeless youth and violent and dangerous” They are almost always the victims of crimes such as rape, assault and robbery and not the perpetrators. http://www.yws.on.ca/youth-homelessness/myths
  3. 3. Discrimination, Abuse and Neglect o Homosexual and bisexual men earn 14-16% less than heterosexual men o They average Caucasian’s household income is $67,175, while the averages African- American’s is $39,760, that’s a 41% decrease o 20% of teens end up homeless due to feeling neglected and unwanted o 70% of homeless teens have experienced sexual, emotional or physical abuse http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/lgbt/news/2012/04/16/11494/the-gay-and-transgender-wage-gap/ http://www.businessinsider.com/the-income-gap-between-blacks-and-whites-2013-8
  4. 4. Financial Issues and Poverty o After a teen turns a certain age, they may be kicked out of the house and if they have no place to go, they can become homeless o Rises and falls in the economy can affect how many jobs are available for youth o New, young immigrants may not be able to afford housing o These issues may have been caused by the discrimination, abuse and neglect listed before
  5. 5. Parental Status and Relationship o Depending on a teens's relationship with a parent, the chance of being abused could increase o Violence at home affects 2 million Canadians a year o A teen will sometimes leave a home if it is no longer providing the needs and support for them o 40% of homeless youth have a history of foster care or group home care This is the main cause of youth homelessness.
  6. 6. http://i.huffpost.com/gen/865853/thumbs/o-HOMELESS-YOUTH-facebook.jpg
  7. 7. https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTWAs29BD6PJ8-qQ9syJ13_LxPDFucpNYBYb0_j7R2tnC4-pPoyog
  8. 8. http://purposefullyscarred.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/teen-violence.jpg
  9. 9. https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTiQtmdBlBBz60wpi7akJWJWlOahunaa2eIUwr_cTw7BTf-f9lrXA
  10. 10. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/8/8669519_7f694683dd.jpg
  11. 11. https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQnYFb9UgtUdQk84PinF38FzGYFPIBE04Ffnc08Ww9LiC5asp9h
  12. 12. Youth Without Shelter About our charity
  13. 13. Purpose, values and a brief history Mission Youth Without Shelter is an emergency residence and referral agency serving homeless youth. We are dedicated to providing shelter and support programs for homeless youth ages 16-24. We provide an independent shelter, committed to diverse, client-focused services, in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Our programs enable youth to live responsibly and independently in society. Values: Accountability, clie ntfocused, collaborati on, communication, c reativity, excellenc e, diversity, integr ity, respect. http://www.yws.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/YWS-Impact-Report-2012-13.pdf Vision: Ending homelessness…one youth at a time, one step at a time.
  14. 14. What YWS Provides to the Youth o 17,757 safe shelter nights o 88,785 nutritious meals and snacks o 84 youth employed through the Employment Program o 68 youth permanently housed o 448 food and hygiene packages distributed to former residents o 237 monthly transit passes enabled youth in the Stay in School Program to continue their education o 5,256 client case management meetings guided youth in mapping out their next steps o 1,000’s of school supplies, hygiene products and clothing items helped youth reach for their goals o 478 life skills and educational workshops in the Steps to Success Program http://www.yws.on.ca/get-help http://www.yws.on.ca/photos
  15. 15. A Youth’s Story and Positive Outcome http://www.yws.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/YWS-Impact-Report-2012-13.pdf
  16. 16. "I feel safe here, therefore, I can concentrate on my studies. If I wasn't in a place like this, I would have been on the street" Sarah, age 17 “This program [Stay-in-School] helps me believe in myself and helps me realize that I can be who I want to be” Peter, age 16 “The work you guys do is incredible and you change more lives than you will ever know.” Nichole, 16 years after leaving YWS “I felt more welcomed into this shelter than I have felt anywhere else. They helped me believe in myself and they helped me realize that I can do whatever I want to in life as long as I put my mind to it.” Melissa, age 18 *All quotes taken from the Youth Without Shelter website: YWS.on.ca
  17. 17. HOW WOULD YOUTH WITHOUT SHELTER SPEND THE GRANT? Source: http://www.yws.on.ca/
  18. 18. How does YWS receive funding? ▪ Most of their income comes from the Canadian Government ▪ The secondary source of funds are from fundraising or grants. ▪ Only 8% of funds are given by United Way; a corporate sponsor. This data was taken from the YWS 2012-2013 impact report. http://www.yws.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/YWS-Impact-Report-2012-13.pdf
  19. 19. Where They Spend Their Money Local volunteers making an impact for their community http://www.yws.on.ca/photos
  20. 20. How Effective is the Charity at Spending their Resources? 10x Only 4.4% is spent on Administration, while almost that is used on Residential costs; an imperative program at the shelter. This data was taken from YWS’s 2012-2013 impact report. http://www.yws.on.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/YWS-Impact-Report-2012-13.pdf
  21. 21. Primary Use of the Grant ▪ The shelter is in need of updated furniture for the facilities ▪ This will directly impact the Youth Without Shelter local community ▪ Safer furniture will prevent accidents for all in the building
  22. 22. How the YWS Community Benefits from the Grant A youth talking to an employment counselor http://www.yws.on.ca/photos
  23. 23. These are some youth outside the doors of Youth without Shelter http://www.yws.on.ca/

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