Eva’s Initiatives

Background

Founded in 1994, Eva’s Initiatives has expanded to three housing facilities in Toronto Eva’s Place, Evas Satellite and Evas Phoenix. Each night, an average of 122 youth stay at the facilities; every year, 2300 youth receive assistance and since opening in 1994, 17,500 youth have been helped.

The Evas Initiatives service delivery model integrates housing with mentoring, job training and placement to help homeless and at-risk youth aged 16-29 move off the streets, enabling them to reach their potential to lead productive, self-sufficient and healthy lives.

Full Description

This program is one of the Applied Dissemination projects supported by the Foundation.

This grant is to support the National Initiative Program, which assists other agencies and communities in developing long-term solutions to youth homelessness.

The objective of the project is to improve communities’ ability to help homeless youth move off the streets and into jobs, by adapting Eva’s model of integrated housing, employment training and mentorship.

The project is made up of two parts:

  1. Help organizations across Canada to adapt Eva’s integrated service delivery model of housing, employment training and mentoring.
  2. Create a Learning Network made up of 12-15 core organizations from across Canada that deliver integrated services to homeless youth.

Overview

  • 2006-2009
  • $290,000
  • General Funding
  • Social and Economic Inclusion