Youth Homelessness Protocol
The youth homelessness protocol:
- was developed to assist homeless youth to obtain or regain housing by improving access to and quality of services and minimizing the negative impact that homelessness has on their lives.
- is intended to be applied whenever a youth is determined to be homeless or at-risk of homelessness
- does not prevent agencies from taking appropriate action & does not override existing laws, requirements or regulations
- aims to reunite youth with their families or to find safe & affordable housing
- adopts a harm reduction approach when interacting with homeless youth
- youth are considered to be homeless if they lack stable, permanent, acceptable housing.
- according to the protocol, youth are defined as between the ages of 12 &24.
Click here to download a graphic representing the FLOW OF SERVICE FOR BOTH YOUTH EXPERIENCING A HOUSING CRISIS OR REQUIRING HOUSING PREVENTION SERVICES.