The Indigenous Youth Transitional Housing Project is designed to support urban Indigenous youth and young adults ages 18 – 29 experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, as well as youth living with mental health and addictions to transition into independence.
Indigenous Youth Transitional Housing Project
- Provide responsive individualized services to youth and young adults
- Support youth and young adults in identifying, accessing, and navigating adult service systems relevant to their housing needs and transition to adulthood
- Focuses on using culturally focused, strengths-based and trauma-informed approaches
Mental Health & Addictions Support:
Youth Outreach Workers can provide advocacy and support in system navigation or connecting with resources for mental health and addictions. This can include obtaining identification, receiving assessments, and being connected with cultural supports.
Assistance to those experiencing homelessness:
Youth Outreach Workers can provide assistance to those experiencing homelessness or at risk of homeless through direct supports and system navigation. This can include direct supports through food security, transportation assistance, and obtaining warm clothing. System navigation can include completing applications for housing, rent supplements, and other resources to gain stable housing.
- 18 – 29 years of age
- Experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness
- Living with mental health and/or addictions
For more information or assistance contact Thunder Bay Indigenous Friendship Centre at (807) 345-5840.