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Recently, 8 West and Urban Street Angels were profiled in a “Profiles in Advocacy” series by Ian Morton. Please visit the link below to read more about how non-profit Urban Street Angels and its social enterprise start-up 8 West are providing sustainable, inclusive solutions in the battle to end youth homelessness in our community.

“Working with homeless youth on the street, I’ve seen that we need to move beyond the ‘handout’ that meets the immediate need and the job training and skills assistance that accompanies our housing is a natural progression,” he said. “We currently have 14 beds which should increase to 28 by the year’s end, and our five-year goal is to employ and house over 100 TAY youth.”

Making a Clean Start at 8 West