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The Numbers Don’t Lie

In 2016, we helped: 300 kids stabilize their lives and sent 50 youth to summer camp

History of Abuse/Neglect

  • 70% of program participants were previously involved with child protection services and have a history of abuse or neglect.

High School

  • Of youth at least 18 years old and older, 74% have graduated from high school.
  • 92% of youth in our program have either graduated or are attending high school.
  • In Ontario, only 44% of youth from the foster care system graduate from high school compared to 81% of the general population.

Identity/Self-care

  • At intake, 31% of the youth had all their necessary government issued ID (not including drivers license).
  • By 6 months, 85% of the youth have all their necessary government issued ID (not including drivers license).

Mental Health

  • 49% of youth in our program were diagnosed with a mental health disorder. Of these youth, 90% of the youth are being supported/receiving treatment for this mental health disorder.

Housing

  • At intake, 47% of youth had stable housing. After 6 months of being in the program, 88% of youth reported stable housing.
  • Stable housing is defined, as housing which is not temporary, is less than 60% of one’s income and the youth describes as safe.

Post Secondary

  • 1% were attending post secondary education at the time of intake. After 6 months, 9% of youth were attending post secondary education.
  • After 12 months, 27% of youth were attending post secondary education.
  • 4 youth in our program have graduated from post secondary education.
  • In Ontario, only 1% of youth from the foster care system attend post secondary education.

Support Network

  • At intake, 25% of youth had a (non-professional) supportive adult in their life to assist them in life choices.
  • By 12 months, 87% of youth had a (non-professional) supportive adult in their life to assist them with life choices.

Education/Employment

  • At intake, 52% of youth were attending school (or an educational program). After 12 months, 90% of youth were attending school (or an educational program).
  • At intake, 29% of youth were unemployed and not attending school. After 12 months, only 2% were unemployed and not attending school.

Scholarships

  • 0% of the youth were receiving scholarships at the time of intake. At 12 months, 22% youth had received a scholarship.

Criminal Involvement

  • At intake, 32% of the youth had previous involvement with the criminal justice system.
  • Within the first 6 months, 0% of youth had been involved in criminal activity.
  • Within the first 12 months, 2% of youth had previous involvement.