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Initiative Profiles


Youth Alternative Housing Committee

Lead Organization: Youth Alternative Housing Committee
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Serving: Calgary

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An unincorporated consortium of non-profit agencies dedicated to improving the scope and quality of assistance to homeless youth. YAHC focuses on disadvantaged youth 14-17 years of age who have left their families and are not actively engaged with the child welfare system. Main activities include: education, advocacy, sharing information and experiences among agencies, learning how youth understand their needs, and supporting the establishment of responsive youth housing programs.

About the Initiative

Types of Activities: Advocacy, Community development, Research, Planning / policy development, Public education, Partnership / coalition development

Principal Clients: Youth

Scope: Local

Setting: Urban

Started: January 1998 to: ongoing

Offers Services In: English


Mailing Address: Youth Alternative Housing Committee
917-9 Avenue S. E., Calgary, Alberta T2G 0S5

Contact Person: Darlene Petrie, Chair



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This listing was last updated on: September 11, 2003

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