A massive pilot project called At Home Chez Soi was created in 2008 following a $110 million investment from the federal government. The program helped find and pay for homes for mentally ill homeless people in five cities across Canada, and also provided recipients with as many social services as they needed to stay housed.
It was founded in the early 1990s in New York as Nike Shoes Pink And Orange an inner city experiment. in permanently housing mentally ill homeless people.
approach may put homeless youth last
First is a proven, evidence based model that is delivering better results for the most vulnerable, regardless of age, gender or ethnicity, while ensuring the tax dollars of hard working Canadians are spent wisely, she said in a statement.
As of April 1, the Conservative government's $600 million Homelessness Partnering Strategy shifted to a Housing First approach.
The report suggests governments develop strategies to prevent young people from ending up on the streets after leaving child protection, mental health or juvenile detention facilities, identify a stronger role for schools as part of the solution and help strengthen families while offering young people a way back home.
OTTAWA A new report says the success of so called First programs could have a limited impact on young Canadians living on the streets.
people have complex needs, but these may be profoundly different than those associated with adult homeless populations. Development Minister Candice Bergen defended the government approach.
The Housing First approach provides individuals and families with stable housing as an initial first step towards addressing other social issues, rather than the other way around.
The report warns against what it calls the First Jr. approach, saying youth homelessness demands a unique focus on the developmental, social and legal needs of young people that can Nike Shoes Collection Tumblr
and how it works for youth still remain an askable question, the summary states.
The 44 page report, obtained by The Canadian Press, was written by York University professor Stephen Gaetz and is part of the so called Hub series of studies on homelessness in Canada.
also understand that many young people can no longer return home or in some cases have no home to go to, the report says.
cannot take an established approach that works for adults and simply create Housing First Jr. by changing the age mandate, says the Nike Shoes Orange Black
Gaetz cites other research that argues that while many young people thrive in a Housing First Nike Shoes White High Tops
environment, those with mental health and addiction issues that the choice and independence offered by the model can be overwhelming.
study executive summary.
differ significantly from homeless adults.
But Gaetz says it remains an open question whether that approach works for homeless youth.
these young people we need strong models of accommodation and supports that will help them move forward with their lives. study concluded that Canada also needs to make broader, societal changes to truly vanquish the plight of homelessness.
An estimated 30,000 Canadians sleep on the streets every night. The Conservative government is focused on the Housing First strategy, which the Mental Health Commission of Canada has concluded is showing concrete and cost effective results in five cities.
But Gaetz study, entitled of Age, suggests Housing First isn necessarily effective for homeless youth.
model has been recognized internationally for its effectiveness and is helping people here at home We are proud to be focusing our efforts and resources on programs that will have the largest, long term impact. communities are free to invest in other proven approaches at the local level, such as specific initiatives for homeless youth, she added.
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