Horizons for Youth is a shelter for at-risk and homeless youth between the ages of 16-24.
To shelter, prepare and guide homeless and at-risk youth to achieve wellness and become contributing community members
A sharing and growing community where everyone has a home.
What We've Achieved
Horizons for Youth offers 24 hour intake services, 365 days a year, to ensure that young people in need of a safe place to stay can access one at all times
Horizons for Youth provided shelter, food and programs to 501 youth in 2018
Our agency supports over 100 Community Support clients each year (those that previously resided at Horizons for Youth and now live in the community, but still rely on support from our shelter)
Horizons for Youth serves over 40,000 meals and 30,000 snacks each year
The average length of stay at Horizons for Youth is 3 months
Horizons for Youth offers hundreds of workshops and field trips each year, which help our youth gain the skills needed to live independently
Every year, over 300 volunteers donate their time to Horizons for Youth
Our staff make hundreds of referrals each year to employment agencies, school programs, mental health supports and addictions services
In 2018, we provided 16,187 safe bed nights (a bed night is a measure of occupancy with each bed filled per night representing one bed night)
Our average capacity is approximately 99%