There is a solution and your input can help.

 

“At Durham Youth Housing and Support Services (DYHSS) we focus on solutions; we are working to gain public and local community support in order to find new solutions to the homelessness crisis facing our region.”

We are working towards ending youth homelessness.

 

“Ending youth homelessness requires school and community-based prevention and intervention strategies. DYHSS works with families and community members to provide support to any young person in need.”

There is a solution and your input can help.

“At Durham Youth Housing and Support Services (DYHSS) we focus on solutions; we are working to gain public and local community support to develop an emergency shelter and transitional housing with supportive services for youth in Durham Region.”

We are working towards ending youth homelessness.

 

“Ending youth homelessness requires school and community-based prevention and intervention strategies. DYHSS works with families and community members to provide support to any young person in need.”

All homeless people, regardless of age, have one thing in common – a lack of permanent, affordable housing. Though we can debate what has caused the dramatic increase in the number of people without it, access to housing is still the first step in dealing with the problem and helping to break the cycle of homelessness.

DYHSS believes there are three prerequisites to breaking the cycle:

  1. All homeless people, including youth, require adequate, permanent, affordable housing
  2. All need enough money to live on (a job, job training, adequate social assistance or pension)
  3. Some need support services for health, mental health, addictions, or simply to help recover from a long period of being homeless

While the causes of youth homelessness are complex; the solution, however, could be at hand. Housing, income and, for some, support services. The services required depend upon the unique individual circumstances of each homeless person.
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How are we helping?

Durham Youth Housing and Support Services aims to provide housing and support services designed to meet the specific needs of youth.

How can you help?

Opportunities for volunteering include but are not limited to:

  • Volunteering at Delta Bingo
  • Fundraising
  • Proposal & Grant Writing
  • Repairs and Maintenance Work

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As the only shelter for homeless and at-risk youth in Durham Region, we want to ensure that we respond to what youth in our community need.