Homes 4 Youth

​The Homes 4 Youth (H4Y) program provides youth (aged 16 to 25) with a permanent home in the community of their choice and the supports needed to maintain housing and become self-sufficient.

The H4Y program combines a Portable Housing Benefit (PHB) with Intensive Case Management Services to support youth and help them find long-term stable housing. Youth are prioritized through Chatham-Kent's Coordinated Access Entry System. 

Priority Recipients

  • Youth experiencing chronic homelessness
  • Indigenous youth
  • Youth transitioning from provincially funded institutions, such as correctional facilities and child protection agencies
  • Youth with addiction and/or mental health concerns

Intensive Case Managers will provide:

  • Life and tenancy skills coaching
  • Assistance with re-building family relationships where possible
  • Mentoring and budgeting skills
  • Mental health and addiction stability supports
  • Assistance in finding affordable, permanent housing
  • Portable Housing Benefits and other financial supports to maintain stable housing 
  • Assistance with lease agreements and communicating with landlords
  • Support in the event of an eviction 

H4Y Community Partners

For further information call Employment and Social Services 519-351-8573.