Almost half of former youth in care have experienced homelessness. This includes couch-surfing, staying in shelters, or living on the streets. If you're worried about homelessness, there are places you can turn to find short and long-term solutions.
I need somewhere to stay tonight. What can I do?
If you're under 19 and need a safe place to stay, you can go to Youth Safe Houses around the province. You can also call the Kids HelpLine at 310-1234. It's always a free call.
If you get Income Assistance and can't pay your rent because of an emergency, you can apply for a Crisis Supplement
Who can help me find a home?
If you struggle with finding permanent housing, there are places that can help. Agencies throughout the province can help you find long-term housing solutions.
Subsidized Housing might help if you:
- Have low-income.
- Are a single parent.
- Have a disability.
- Need support services through assisted living.
- Are fleeing abuse.
- Are homeless.
- Are Aboriginal.
Supportive Housing might help if you:
- Are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Have mental and/or physical health needs.
- Need safe, affordable housing.
Aboriginal Housing might help if you self-identify as Aboriginal. This includes status and non-status First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people.