This report presents the findings for this study of the needs and demands for youth housing and support services in Charlottetown and Summerside. The primary objective was to provide a “business case” outlining the scope of a potential building or structure and potential programs or services in each of Charlottetown and Summerside, to meet the needs of homeless youth age 16-18, and to prevent / reduce the likelihood of, youth homelessness.
There has been a perceived growth in the number of youth in need of some type of housing services and related programs. Persons with these needs in this age group do not easily fit into most of the existing programs, services, and facilities. Furthermore, because there is a “gap” in the ability of existing services – public, non-profit, and private – to respond to their needs, this report outlines the details of the potential demand for housing and support services and the potential options for solutions.