The Foyer is a well-established model of transitional housing for youth that has been growing in popularity around the world over the past two decades. The model begins with an understanding of adolescent development and the needs of young people. Recognizing that for most people the move from adolescence to adulthood occurs over a number of years and involves ups and downs, Foyers offer an integrated living model where young people are housed for a longer period of time than is typically the case, offered living skills, and are either enrolled in education or training, or are employed. Haven’s Way, a supportive program for female youth, follows the framework of the Foyer model that was developed by the Canadian Observatory on Homelessness specifically for the Canadian context. The program offers young women a safe place to stay surrounded by positive and supportive adult role models. Haven’s Way underwent an evaluation by Dr. Alina Turner and was confirmed to be successful in reducing and preventing youth homelessness. This webinar presents the findings of the evaluation and the Haven’s Way program model.
Webinar: Evaluation of Haven’s Way Foyer Program Model
- Exiting Homelessness