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:
- 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,
- 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.