Charities in this fund provide stability and community to at-risk youth, to put them on the path to becoming healthy and financially secure in adulthood.
Kids Help Phone is a 24/7 support service available to young people across the country through calls, live chat, or text. In addition to providing crucial support and counselling for young people in crisis or need, they also refer them to other support services available to them. Every day, over 1,000 youth reach out to Kids Help Phone.kidshelpphone.ca
Eva's provides shelter and transitional housing for youth, particularly those dealing with mental health and addiction issues. They connect youth to health, employment, and educational services to help them get back on their feet. Every day, Eva's provides services to over 120 youth.www.evas.ca
YES helps disadvantaged and vulnerable youth by helping them find employment. In addition to connecting them with resources, training, workshops, and mentors, YES also provides them with meals, TTC tokens, and clothing. Last year, YES served 11,973 youths, 84% of whom were able to find employment.www.yes.on.ca
Horizons for Youth is a shelter for at-risk and homeless youth that provides a safe space and support to find their footing. Last year, they provided shelter and support to 501 individuals, and helped 108 youth transition to independent living.horizonsforyouth.org