Insufficient access to resources and supports leaves youth who are homeless vulnerable to victimization and criminalization as they try to survive on the street. When youth are not connected, they become trapped in the cycle of homelessness.
YEG Youth Connect provides an opportunity for youth, ages 13-29, to connect with agencies who provide services in a multitude of areas, such as housing, counselling, addictions, health, employment, and much more.
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“If Youth Connect wasn’t here, I honestly don’t know where I would be.”
“Youth are able to make a connection here with somebody so when they’re going to an agency looking for support, they know, ‘I’ve met John at this event. I now know who John is and when I go to that agency, I feel like I have a connection with John already.”