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.
- 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 or email
email@example.com - subject: Homes 4 Youth.