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. 

Homes 4 Youth logoPriority Populations:

  • 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:

  • Access Open Minds
  • Local Health Integration Network (LHIN)
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Lambton Kent (CMHA)
  • Employment and Social Services (ESS)
  • The House of Sophrosyne (HOS)

For further information contact Employment and Social Services 519.351.8573 or email Subject: Homes 4 Youth.