Quite often, we have youth who comes to the shelter at the absolute perfect point in their life. It is when a young person is motivated and willing to follow the structure of our program and find a better life for themselves that they really shine within our program.
Beth is one of these youth. She is coming from a background of addiction, but she has a lot of experience successfully managing her addiction with the help of meetings and supports that she has in place. She is even volunteering at a drop-in for others in recovery. Beth is very communicative and jovial with staff and is looking forward to applying to second stage housing to move on to another level in her recovery and secure more stable long term housing.
With hard work and the help of staff she has been able to secure safe, long term housing. The housing was a change from her initial plans that she had set up with her drug and alcohol counselor, but Beth felt that this place would be a better fit for her.
Today Beth moved on from our shelter. It was good to see another one of youth move on to their next step in their life and secure stable housing. So far this month, we have seen a number of youth secure stable housing outside of our crisis shelter. Although it is hard to see them go, it is amazing to know that they are finding independence.