The York Region Youth Shelter offers a holistic environment to support clients with various life goals including schooling, employment, family reunification etc. The shelter is a converted house and offers a supportive environment for up to 10 male youth. We provided shelter and support to over 178 individuals at the York Region Youth Shelter in 2015.

“The numbers that are reported here are unique individuals served at each shelter.  However, we see larger numbers of homeless individuals at each shelter because people experience chronic homelessness due to factors such as a lack of affordable housing in our Region.  This means that some of the individuals we serve have no choice but to return to our shelters due to systemic barriers.”

York Region Youth Shelter exterior

We provide the following services for youth staying with us:

  • Support to find and maintain affordable housing
  • Accommodation and food
  • Supportive counselling
  • Assessment
  • Referral to appropriate treatment programs and community services
  • Assistance to obtain identification
  • Connection and mediation with landlords
  • Budget/financial planning
  • Service referral
  • Assistance with housing search

Our Clients Say

“Thank you Blue Door Youth Shelter in Newmarket! You instantly made me feel welcomed and safe in a supportive and encouraging environment. I cannot thank you enough for helping me get my life and other’s lives back on track and ready for a better life.”
– Aaron, Youth Shelter Client

Right now, I’m focused on setting up my own business. I got to where I am because of Blue Door Shelters.
– Phil, Former Youth Shelter Client