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Wellington-Guelph Youth Housing Forum October 14 2010 “An Integrated Housing Approach to Serving & Including Youth”

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1 Wellington-Guelph Youth Housing Forum October “An Integrated Housing Approach to Serving & Including Youth”

2 WELCOME TO ACORN PLACE

3 THE ACORN PLACE COMMUNITY  Located in central Mississauga  High concentration of social housing  Few amenities and high degree of social isolation and exclusion

4 THE BIRTH OF THE VILLAGE Region of Peel develops and implements an inclusive engagement model. Included are: Youth Community agencies, including Peel Living, police Local residents Politicians Architect Regional staff

5 Building a Village ONE DOLLAR AT A TIME  Total capital cost: $7.625 million with NO land cost  Funded using: Region of Peel’s social housing reserve fund – Council’s commitment NHI/SCPI Community Rental Housing Program Pilot funding

6 Pre- PEEL YOUTH VILLAGE

7 PEEL YOUTH VILLAGE

8 Peel Youth Village THE PROGRAM

9 SUPPORT Directed SHARED Directed SEMI Directed SELF Directed low risk moderate risk high risk/ disengaged Information and guidance on education and training/employment/lifestyle choices with minimum levels of intervention In-depth support and guidance for those identified (or self-identified) at risk of disengaging Intensive sustained support PROGRAM STATUS

10 The Voice of Youth


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