Programs and Services

Your support enables CHOICES Youth Shelter to implement and maintain the services that our homeless youth require:

EMERGENCY SHELTER

The emergency shelter component is vital to the very basic fundamental need for safety, food and shelter. Residents can make use of this program for a 60 day residency.

TARGETED INDEPENDENT LIVING

The Targeted Independent Living Program is aimed at educating our youth. This program will be mandatory for every resident at Choices Youth Shelter Crisis Centre (with exception). The Targeted Independent Living Program will

consist of:

Life Skills

Wellness Programs

Food and Nutrition Programs

LIFE SKILLS

Our Life Skills Program will focus on teaching our residents how to manage their finances, how to maintain a home, and how to set realistic goals through finance and budgeting, proper hygiene, housekeeping, laundry, banking, goal setting, resume writing, job interview preparations and seeking educational advancement.

WELLNESS PROGRAMS

Our Wellness Program will focus on managing stress and anxiety, building healthy relationships, staying positive, managing conflicts and conflict resolution through art therapy, yoga/meditation, health & fitness, nature trips, stress and anxiety management, horse therapy, understanding and dealing with mental health. By providing opportunities and facilitating life enhancing experiences, our Wellness initiatives will address youth's needs in a holistic manner.

FOOD AND NUTRITION PROGRAM

Our Food and Nutrition Program will focus on teaching residents how to prepare meals, budget for meals, creating meal plans and understanding healthy nutrition.


OUTREACH SERVICES

This program provides an educational aspect to the shelter programs. We provide guest speakers to community service clubs, youth groups and school classes who can inform the groups about the problems and issues of homelessness. Our goal is to lessen the need for our services by educating the youth and public to healthy alternatives.