Released from prison last year, Segun Akinsanya, 22, had a dream and no one to turn to. “When I left prison, I looked for a job and no one would hire me,” the soft-spoken Richmond Hill resident said. “My dream was to create my own job, starting a grassroots program for youth.” He was referred to Pathways Home Base. Sitting on the front steps of the tidy and busy Pathways youth drop-in centre, tucked off Yonge Street in Richmond Hill, he reminisced and prepared to celebrate the drop-in centre’s 10th anniversary Tuesday. “This is my foundation of help,” Mr. Akinsanya said of the non-profit organization serving young families and youth at risk of homelessness in York Region.
The Canadian Observatory on Homelessness is the largest national research institute devoted to homelessness in Canada. The COH is the curator of the Homeless Hub.
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