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
Haven’s Way provides young women with a safe, supportive home environment where they can begin to heal, increase their level of education, and develop life skills and a support system that will transition them into adult self-sufficiency. Youth live with house parents or with a supportive roommate who assists them in daily living.
Haven’s Way is a community-based youth residential program made possible by an innovative partnership between Safe Haven Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary.
Who can stay at Haven's Way?
- 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
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.
The Haven's Way Evaluation
In 2015, Haven’s Way was evaluated on its program approach — the Foyer model for youth — which is gaining attention as a promising approach to end youth homelessness by combining essential housing and supports focused on successful transitions to adulthood.
Did You Know?
The Infinity Project was featured on CBC’s Calgary Eyeopener. Check it out!