Homelessness Is No Place For Our Youth. The problem of youth homelessness has reached crisis proportions in Canada. At any time an estimated 50 youth are homeless in our region. Worse still, this shocking figure leaves out the 'hidden homeless' - those living in cars and motels, and couch-surfing with friends. The South Georgian Triangle area now has a chance to deal with this crisis with Barbara Weider House and Home Horizon.
Barbara Weider House Will Transform Lives. Thanks to a very generous donation from George Weider and the contributions of Applevale Properties, Home Horizon Transitional Housing Services has broken ground at 53 Campbell Street to bring the Barbara Weider House to life. The proposed opening time of the new facility is April 2017.
Enabling Positive Change and Building the Community. Barbara Weider House will
offer a wide range life skills and counselling to local youth, as well as
supportive housing. Helping youth from Collingwood and the
Southern Georgian Bay area develop the skills and access services to
address the challenges they may face is Home Horizon's mission and a
fitting testament to Barbara Weiders legacy.
Doris Sensenberger, Executive Director of Home Horizon, details the need for these critical services:
"The opening of the Barbara Weider House fills a major gap in the services offered in the Collingwood area. Homeless youth represent an overlooked segment of our community. Now we have an opportunity to assist an under served population in the region."
The full fundraising campaign for Barbra Weider House will begin shortly, with a number of community initiatives. If you would like to contribute, do not hesitate to contact the office at 705 445-5478 or send us an email.