Youth shelters are an invaluable resource in the fight against youth homelessness. The shelter system is integral for immediate intervention in times of crisis and long-term support of youth without support elsewhere. Without youth shelters to take on the brunt of emergency response, we wouldn’t get anywhere. Too many youths would be outright lost to the adult system or the streets.
This podcast episode is part 1 in a three-part mini-series, which will uncover the truth of life in a youth shelter in Peel, from both a service provider and youth perspective. We’ll capture some of the rules, norms, and taboos that exist within youth shelters to keep them comfortable, practical, and secure for everyone.
In this episode, Youth Support Supervisor Crystal Groves, Youth Worker Latoya Green, and Complex Case Coordinator Abigail Fraser-Dillon from Our Place Peel share what life is like inside the shelter as service providers. Let’s learn about the services provided, their impact on the community, and the pros and cons of the youth shelter system.