Powerful X Nature - Youth Homelessness

Date: December 11, 2017
Hosts: Shadae & Anny
Guests: Steve Doherty & Elisa Traficante
Topic: Youth Homelessness


This week Shadae and Anny held a discussion on Youth Homelessness with our guests Steve Doherty, Executive Director at Youth without Shelter and Elisa Traficante, Director of Community Initiatives at Raising the Roof. The second half of the show, we spoke about the housing crisis in Toronto, some of the reasons why people and in particular youth become homeless and what we can do as a society to help break the cycle of homelessness. For the last part of the show, we had a discussion about the government’s role is to help and ensure more people are being housed. We discussed organizations that provide assistance to youth who are at risk of becoming homeless or who are homeless.

Our music selection this week features holiday songs
1. Baby its cold outside – Michael BublĂ© and Idina Menzel
2. Jingle Bell Rock – Glee
3. Let It Snow! Let it Snow )- Frank Sinatra , B. Swanson
4. Happy Holiday/ The Holiday Season – Any Williams

If you or anyone you know are homeless or on the verge of becoming homeless, here is a list of organizations that could potentially help and support you
Covenant House Toronto – 416 598 4898
Eva’s Initiatives -416 977 4497
Youth Without Shelter – 416 481 1838


Kids Help phone is always available to provide you with external information within the community – 1 800 668 6868

To learn more about the Community Education Program, please visit www.jessiescentre.org

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Author: Sherry R.

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