Community Youth Programs provides housing and support for adolescents aged 15 to 18 who are unable to live with a family and unprepared for independent living. There is an emphasis on school achievement and part-time paid or volunteer work experience and life skills training. Achievements in school and real work experience are excellent self-esteem builders and education and training are essential ingredients for a successful return home or independence.
- To provide a safe, predictable and supportive environment for youth that helps them to become, to the extent of their capability, self-sufficient, contributing citizens as adults.
- To support youth who are making the transition to some level of independence.
- To adapt to the needs of the community change.