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 is a harm reduction, scattered-site housing first program for 42 youth ages 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness. The Infinity Project prioritizes working alongside youth to find a home to create stability and safety so that they can work towards healing, growth, adult self-sufficiency and independence. The Infinity Project aims to house youth in the community of their choice, provide them with the financial supports to find stability and then provides intensive case management to help them maintain housing and move towards adult self-sufficiency and autonomy.
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 is a harm reduction, scattered-site housing first program for 14 Indigenous identifying youth ages 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness. Home Fire prioritizes working alongside youth to find a home to create stability and safety through a variety of lenses, creating space for youth to begin their journey towards healing, building community and reconnection to their culture, spirituality and natural support networks. Home Fire can help to begin exploring healing from intergenerational trauma, natural support reconciliation and helping Indigenous youth develop the relationships and community so that they can grow up well and thrive.
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.
Aura is a harm reduction, scattered-site housing first program for 10 youth ages 14-24 that prioritizes working alongside LGBTQ2S+, gender nonbinary and gender nonconforming youth who are at risk of or are currently experiencing homelessness. Aura helps youth to find appropriate housing where their gender identity and / or sexual orientation is respected and celebrated. Aura youth receive the necessary supports, resources and services to develop life skills, build / foster natural supports, growth towards physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing while workings towards adult self-sufficiency and independence.
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!