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1 January, 2017
We end homelessness for young men, 16-24 years of age.
80% are 16-20 yrs and are our most successful group.
By providing a supportive functional family, often the only family “our guys” have ever known, with staff who are real men and women in the roles of older siblings or aunts and uncles, who mentor while teaching the following basic life skills:
While abstinence is not required, we are a non-prescribed drug free zone. Violence, in any form, is not tolerated. We teach “our guys” to stand on their own two feet; and, they are using these feet to walk away from the abuse and negative peer influence that they previously had to accept “on the street”. They walk with the pride of knowing that they finally have something that their peers don’t – the knowledge that they can truly live on their own, with the confidence that we “have their back”.
We have exceeded every promise made to this community when we opened in October 2012:
We also provide 2 emergency beds for victims of crime, family tragedy, or stranded travellers for a day or so until the crisis can be overcome.
It would appear that we have created a modified “Foyer” model of transitional housing that best meets our community’s needs. While there is a “bright line” of 90 days at which time a resident’s progress is thoroughly assessed, in additional to weekly assessment conferences, some residents need far less time, and others truly more, to return to family or transition to the type of independent living that best meets their needs.
President of the Board of Directors
The Windsor Residence for Young Men
1505 Langlois Ave., Windsor, ON, N8X 4M3
an incorporated registered charity #879631810RR0001
Phone: 226-221-8464 | firstname.lastname@example.org