For youth that require long-term support, Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary’s Youth Housing programs provide customized support to assist each youth based on their individual needs.
Youth Transition to Adulthood (YTA)’s specific goals are to provide youth with Children and Family Services Status, ages 16-24, with a safe, supportive home environment where they can continue to increase their level of education, develop life skills and natural supports that will transition them into adult self-sufficiency.
Who can live at YTA?
- Youth ages 16-24, that have status through Child and Family Services
- Youth who are attending, or are in the process of attending, school
- Youth working towards adult self-sufficiency
Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary is proud to join The Toni Kohn-Woodward Foundation with to operate The Toni Kohn House, a live in housing initiative to support young women struggling to find their way.
The Toni Kohn House provides long-term housing and comprehensive supports in a home-like environment to young women who are at risk of living a life on the street. These young women, may be experiencing considerable housing instability, alongside additional risks such as addictions, trauma, family conflict, violence and exploitation. They are youth who are committed to building self confidence and independence to live their best life.
Who can stay at Toni's House?
- Female youth ages 14-24
- Youth who are attending school, or working towards the goal of completing their education
- Youth who are pursuing self-sufficiency through employment
How can I access Toni's House?
Referrals can be made through Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Youth seeking help, a family member, or anyone who is assisting a youth in finding a supportive living situation can make a referral to the program.
The Infinity Project provides youth, ages 16 to 24, with a permanent home and the supports they need to maintain it. Youth are given the freedom to live as they choose in the home and community of their choice. Through the Infinity Project, youth are freed from the chaos of street life, begin to see their potential and realize that their lives are filled with endless opportunities.
Who can access the Infinity Project?
- Youth ages 16- 24
- Youth who are experiencing homelessness
- Youth who are wanting to pursue self-sufficiency
Home Fire provides Indigenous youth, ages 16 to 24, who are experiencing homelessness with a home where they can begin to heal, build community and reconnect with culture and family. Through this initiative, we endeavour to help Indigenous youth reconnect with or create their “Home Fire” by building community and family using a Housing First approach.
Who can access Home Fire?
Indigenous youth, ages 16 to 24, who are experiencing homelessness and who want to be connected with a home where they can begin to heal, build community and reconnect with culture and family.
LGBTQ2S+ youth are overrepresented in the homeless population and often avoid accessing services because of concerns of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.
Aura provides youth with a safe place where their sexual orientation and gender identity is respected and celebrated. Young people will have the opportunity to live in a supportive and affirming environment where they can strengthen their relationships with natural supports, connect to their community and end their experience of homelessness.
Who can access Aura?
Aura provides specialized housing for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, two-spirit, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ2S+) youth between the ages of 14 and 24.
Did You Know?
The Infinity Project was featured on CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener. Check it out!