The Prevention and Outreach stream at Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary offers support and advocacy to vulnerable youth and their families.
Operating through a natural support lens we serve youth between the ages of 14-24 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in connecting to the supports they need to successfully transition to adulthood.
Fusion works with vulnerable youth and their families/natural supports to build relationship skills and improve family functioning. Fusion recognizes the importance of relationships and social supports, and aims to create a network of positive, non-professional resources for youth and their families.
What does Fusion do?
Fusion offers a flexible approach to working with youth and their families or natural supports. Fusion provides a timely and mobile response to youth and families seeking support through barrier-free individualized services. Fusion supports youth and families through conflict resolution, advocacy, employment support and educational support, linking to resources, mediation, problem-solving and coaching.
Who is Fusion for?
Fusion is designed to support youth, ages 14-24, and their families/natural supports.
The Unity Project supports youth up to the age of 18 – 24 to end their experience of homelessness by improving their safety and well-being through cultivating their relationships and natural supports. Our outreach workers support youth in their journey to access housing and build life skills for self-sufficiency.
What we do?
Unity Outreach Workers practice a holistic and flexible approach to meeting vulnerable youth where they are. These approaches include:
- Outreach and trauma-informed intensive case-management services
- Advocacy and support for system navigation and facilitated referrals
- Support to identify, reunify, develop and/or sustain a positive network of family and/or natural supports
- One-on-one support to decrease vulnerability and guild life skills
- Connecting youth to safe, stable housing that is developmentally and culturally appropriate
Who is it for?
The Unity Project works with youth who are at risk of experiencing homelessness from the age of 18 – 24. This includes those sleeping in rough shelters or couch surfing, not connected to supports and services, at risk of, or involved in sexual exploitation, and/or those who may not have a positive natural support network. Please see the referral form if you know someone that fits these needs.