The Toni Kohn-Woodward Foundation is proud to join with Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary to help fund the Haven’s Way Program, and name The Toni Kohn House, as part of this housing initiative. We are so thrilled to have found community partners whose mission, vision and values align perfectly with ours.
The Haven’s Way program provides long-term housing and comprehensive supports in a home-like environment to six young women at any one time. These young women live with house parents or a supportive roommate, who provide them with daily support. Program participants are young women, ages 14-24, experiencing considerable housing instability, alongside additional risks such as mental and physical health addictions, trauma, family conflict, violence and exploitation. These young women are youth who are attending school, working towards the goal of completing their education or who are pursuing self-sufficiency through employment. The program is designed to meet the unique needs of every youth who makes Haven’s Way their home. There is no time limit and the average time spent at Haven’s Way is approximately two years.
The Haven’s Way program approach aligns with best practice literature on the innovative Foyer model for youth, which is gaining attention from service providers, funders and researchers across Canada as a promising approach to end youth homelessness. It combines essential housing and supports focused on successful transitions into adulthood.
TO ACCESS THE PROGRAM:
Referrals to Haven’s Way can be made through the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary’s Referral and Assessment line by calling or texting 403-828-HOPE (4673), or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Youth seeking help, a family member, or anyone who is assisting a youth in finding a supportive living situation can make a referral to the program.