Our dream is that in The Annapolis Valley, all youth have a safe, supportive and nurturing home.
Stepping into a Brighter Future
Buy a “paper door” and help give local youth housing and hope. The Home Depot Canada Foundation is dedicated to taking action to put an end to youth homelessness in Canada through The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign. Between May 31 and June 24, purchase a $2 paper door at the checkout of the New Minas The Home Depot store. You can also make a secure, online donation at www.orangedoorproject.ca and give homeless young people in your community the housing, support, and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives.
Our dream is that in The Annapolis Valley, all youth have a safe, supportive and nurturing home. See the plan @ www.youthhomelessnomore.ca
Through youth outreach work, in 2017, the current state of affairs for youth homelessness is as follows:
● Of the 119 youth (16- 19 years of age) identified as being at risk in 2017, 62 were homeless and 57 were at risk of being homelessness (close to 80% were in King’s County).
● Of the 62 that were homeless- all experienced couch surfing and over 40 were unsheltered (slept outside, in a tent or car) for some period of time; and 10 might have accessed emergency shelter.
● Of the 119 youth, 90% experienced other stressors like: family conflict, domestic violence or mental health issues.
● While homeless (couch surfing), 38% of youth were exploited for sex, money, crime or drug related issues.