Making the Shift

There is a substantial body of evidence that speaks to the risks faced by young people who are transitioning out of homelessness. Even after stable housing is obtained, homelessness frequently re-occurs and, for most, paths forward in major life domains such as employment, education, and mental health are greatly challenged.

However, much less clear are:

  1. Details about models of wrap-around supports that are demonstrating good outcomes in terms of stabilizing housing and enabling youth to flourish after homelessness, and,
  2. How the coordination and scaling out of those models can be enabled.

This study will use a multiple case study design and systematic reviews to articulate the service models of the most promising housing stabilization approaches and use a rigorous knowledge exchange strategy to build capacity in the sector. The study employs two sites – one led by collaborators at Dilico Anishinabek Family Care and Lakehead University focusing on Indigenous populations and the second led by CAMH.


December 2020