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HELP CHANGE THE LIFE OF YOUNG AT-RISK MOTHERS

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Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) is developing a supportive housing program in Central London for youth, young moms and their children who are at-risk of homelessness. The goal of the housing project is to address homelessness for young mothers while offering a supportive and integrated program focused on healthcare, poverty reduction, employment, education and lifespan coaching. Volunteers and staff resources will work together to offer mentoring, community engagement, supportive parenting, civic involvements and personal development.

The proposed project will extend a pilot currently being run at YOU’s existing supportive housing building in Downtown London (the ‘Cornerstone’). YOU is seeking to develop a supportive housing complex in a new 20-40 unit building for youth and young mothers.

The New Addition will be located at 329, 331, and 333 Richmond Street in Downtown London (across from the Cornerstone).

The building will be comprised of one-bedroom, accessible one-bedroom and two-bedroom self-contained units as well as ancillary space for YOU’s programming. The ground floor will house YOU’s administrative offices and partner programming.

Our Vision

A community where youth are embraced and will thrive.

Our Mission

YOU supports youth to build skills, confidence and independence to reach their potential.

Our Values

In all it does, YOU remains:

  • Accountable
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Courageous
  • Innovative
  • Persistent
3
Buildings
26,000
Square Feet
40
Units
$8M
Campaign Goal

Our Purpose

The proposed affordable supportive housing complex will be designed to serve single youth, single young mothers with children, and single young mothers-to-be who are at risk of homelessness and are in need of affordable housing with supports in the downtown London area. In most cases, this property would be promoted to potential tenants between the ages of 16 and 24 who are receiving Ontario Works support and young singles with low-income.

About Us

YOU is a non-profit, registered charity which has been providing youth-focused services in London, Ontario and Middlesex County since 1982; helping 3,000 young people annually achieve educational, training, employment and personal development goals.

Your Gift Matters

It costs $17,730 per year to care for a baby.

Building YOU New Addition Campaign helps at-risk mothers and mothers-to-be find the resources to provide all the necessary support required for mom and baby. 

 

2.8% TOYS

7.4% CLOTHING

8.7% TOILETRIES

 

11.2% FOOD

13.2% FURNITURE

56% CHILD CARE


1 DAY

A gift of $50 would assist a new mother for a DAY.


1 WEEK

A gift of $340 would assist a new mother for a WEEK.


1 MONTH

A gift of $1,480 would assist a new mother for a MONTH


1 YEAR

A gift of $17,730 would assist a new mother for a YEAR

Please consider showing your support by purchasing a gift today.