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castanet.net 13 May, 2022 19:00 am

Penticton groups send ‘Youth Homelessness Research Report’ to Victoria and Ottawa, with a plea for help

Penticton groups send ‘Youth Homelessness Research Report’ to Victoria and Ottawa, with a plea for help
A youth-led youth homelessness research report has been sent by multiple Penticton groups to the provincial and federal governments, as well as other agencies, and includes a personal plea for action.

A youth-led youth homelessness research report has been sent by multiple Penticton groups to the provincial and federal governments, as well as other agencies, and includes a personal plea for action.The No Where to Go: A report from the Youth Homelessness Research Project, remains an active blueprint for change, according to a news release from the City on Thursday.From there, the youth homelessness survey was approved to be submitted in Penticton's schools, where a quarter of the 264 youth who completed the survey revealed they had been homeless or faced housing insecurity before."By sending the report to higher levels of government, the City is fulfilling a recommendation from youth in the report, and is encouraging collaboration to increase the supports and solutions available for Penticton youth," the press release states.

What is needed most for the community is the emergency youth beds and emergency youth housing, with just two beds available in all of Penticton for youth struggling with homelessness.” Copies were also sent to the federal minister of housing and the federal housing advocate, as well as to BC Housing, Interior Health and Canada Mortgage and Housing.

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