mindyourmind worked with a group of youth in Toronto that know the struggle of transitioning out of homelessness and into stable housing. These youth wanted to empower others in similar circumstances to seek help, and provide information, coping tools, tips and distractions around the issues they may be facing. Together we created “My _________”, a 92 page prompted bullet journal/survival guide! You can download and print your own journal.
mindyourmind was invited into the project to collaborate with some of the youth from the HOP-C Youth Collective to conceptualize the key content and the design elements for a “bullet journal” - style resource - like a handbook to surviving and thriving in the pathways out of the marginality of homelessness.
It’s called “My _________”. It can become whatever the user needs it to be - a planner, list of resources, journal, tool for expression….etc.. It includes tips, helpful resources, recipes, wellness inspired journal exercises and prompts, information about budgeting, health and self care and blanks space to draw, write, plan and reflect. “My _________” will be printed and distributed by our partners at Sketch and the rest of the HOP-C Collaborative. It is also available for PDF download.
The Housing Outreach Project-Collaborative (HOP-C) is a homelessness prevention project, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services, that brought together multiple service providers across the Greater Toronto Area in order to address the difficulties that youth experience in their journeys out of homelessness, including housing instability and challenges to mental health and quality of life. The HOP-C Youth Collective is a spin-off from the larger project and is run by youth for youth.