The Toni Kohn-Woodward Foundation is proud to join with Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary to operate The Toni Kohn House, a live in housing initiative to support young women struggling to find their way. We are so thrilled to have found community partners whose mission, vision and values align perfectly with ours.
The Toni Kohn House provides long-term housing and comprehensive supports in a home-like environment to young women, ages 14-24, who are at risk of living a life on the street. These young women, may be experiencing considerable housing instability, alongside additional risks such as addictions, trauma, family conflict, violence and exploitation. These young women are youth who are committed to building self confidence and independence to live their best life. They are attending school, working towards the goal of completing their education or who are pursuing self-sufficiency through employment.
The Toni Kohn House 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 TONI KOHN HOUSE:
Referrals 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.