Out of the Rain Youth Shelter

http://www.outoftherainvictoria.ca

Out of the Rain works to reduce the risks faced by homeless youth by supplying a warm, safe and dry environment for those aged 15 to 25. Morning and evening meals are provided for up to 30 youth each night. In 2011, over 279 young people were supported by this program.

Outcomes

The shelter rotates among host sites in the community in an effort to maximize community resources to meet the needs of homeless youth. Two trained youth workers staff the shelter each night. In addition to tending to the immediate needs of the youth and lending a friendly ear, these youth workers also aim to empower youth by providing support and referrals to community based programs. Out of the Rain volunteers provide support to shelter staff as a shelter helper or donate a cooked hot meal as a volunteer cook.

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