With the rising cost of living, youth who secure a room rental or apartment are often left without the money they’d need to furnish their new space. They may be left sleeping on the floor, or with whatever make-shift furnishings they are able to find. Youth in this situation have reported feeling like “a homeless person living inside”, and these individuals are at high risk of losing or leaving their newfound housing.
DYS has partnered with Toronto Condo Staging and Design, who have donated time, talent, furniture and décor, with consideration to individual preferences, helping to make their new house their home.
Youth who have been supported through this program have reported feeling settled, safe, at peace and “finally home”.