Youth

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OUR PURPOSE

YEG Youth Connect is an annual, one-day event that exists to connect youth, ages 13-29, who are experiencing homelessness, or at risk of experiencing homelessness, with the resources they need to turn their lives around.  

HOW WE HELP

Job Opportunities

Education Resources

Entertainment

Computer Access

Housing Resources

Transit Tickets

 Healthy Meal

Haircuts

Cultural Connections

Legal Advice

Community

 Health Support

When Youth Aren’t Connected

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.


video courtesy of Global News Edmonton

STATS & FACTS*

29%

of Edmonton’s homeless population are aged 24 or younger.

65%

of youth who are homeless or at-risk, dropped out of school because of lack of support, resources and stability.

575

The number of youth under the age of 24, who were included in Homeward Trust’s 2014 Homeless Count in Edmonton, not including the estimated 100 youth who were sleeping rough or couch surfing and did not enter the shelter system.

* Raising the Roof, 2006 Youth Homelessness in Canada: The Road to Solutions
  Homeward Trust, 2014 Homeless Count Report

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