Choices for Youth (CFY) is an organization that works with young people who have experienced, and continue to experience substantial barriers and trauma in their lives. The organization was founded in 1990, as a response to an identified need among youth, the community, and government to have an empowerment-based program available to youth. The Train for Trades program at CFY was created as a means of providing employment opportunities and services to meet the needs and challenges of the most hard-to-serve homeless youth in St. John’s.
Canadian Homelessness Research Network (CHRN) has developed a framework to identify and share promising practices in order to support communities in the development of effective programmatic solutions to homelessness in Canada. This case study is part of the promising practice framework "What Works and for Whom?". You can access the framework and the other case studies here.