Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage

Provides youth with safe, affordable housing and support as they transition to independent living.

Rights of Passage

Through Rights of Passage, we provide youth with safe, affordable housing and support while they transition to independent living.

Young people have to apply to take part in the program and have to meet basic entrance requirements to live with us. They must commit to the program, including curfews and classes, and have to put aside a portion of their income to pay for the program fee; which teaches the essential skill of paying rent (the program fee is returned to them when they leave). The goal is to make them invested in the big changes that will keep them off the streets for good. We are here to support them every step of the way.

 

In addition to guidance, structure and support, we provide:

  • A fully furnished, private apartment up to their 25th birthday
  • 24-hour staff support
  • Daily and community dinners, light groceries and celebrations
  • Individualized Case Management
  • Life Skills (cooking, money management, self-care, communication skills and goal setting)
  • Support maintaining employment and/or developing an education plan
  • Recreational opportunities
  • Women-only residential spaces