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Resources for Youth

Here are a few resources in different areas that you can take advantage of.

Short-Term Housing

Kids Kottage Emergency Line: (780) 944-2888 780-488-1752 Description: To stop the threat of abuse and to minimize the stress these parents are facing, they offer 24/7 opportunity  to take the children for up to 72 hours. The children are kept safe at the Kottage while their parents, relieved of parenting responsibilities for a short time, identify and implement plans to solve or mitigate the issue of the crisis. Web:

Youth Empowerment Support Services: Emergency Shelter (YESS) Front Desk: Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM-4:30 PM 780-468-7070 -YESS helps youth aged 16-19  -Must arrive by 8:30pm to get a bed. - Supper provided for youth as well as breakfast  -Shower and toiletries are provided  -Bus tickets are provided

Hope Mission Youth Shelter (780) 422-2018 A free overnight emergency accommodation service for co-ed youth aged 16-24yrs which includes: -Space for up to 70 youth aged 16 to 24 years -Separate sleeping areas for males and females -Food services, prepared at the adjacent Hope Mission, including: breakfast, bag lunches and evening snacks. -Showers and basic hygiene products for client use. -A private room for crisis/suicide intervention and informal counseling. - Secure short-term storage of client belongings. -Common area for eating, drop-ins, in-services etc. 9908 106 Ave Edmonton, AB


Long-Term Housing

Cunningham Place - A 52 bed transitional housing unit in Edmonton that allows families and individuals to receive services and be housed in the project for up to three years. - Native Counseling Services of Alberta offers culturally- sensitive programs to the youth-at-risk who are between the ages of 18 – 30 years old. - This program focuses on homeless prevention through providing urban living skills and employment readiness programs, which assists individuals to work towards independence and self- sufficiency. - Cunningham Place is an alcohol and drug free environment. CONTACT INFORMATION:  9330 104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta Telephone: (780) 451 – 4002  Website:

Nova House - Nova house offers homeless youth aged 16 – 24 years old a safe to develop the skills necessary to make positive lifestyle choices and live independently in the community. - They create a non-judgmental atmosphere, where the youth progress at the pace that suits them.  - While residing at Nova House the youth are expected to enroll in educational upgrading, a personal development program or to find employment. - Nova House hopes to enable the youth to learn the skills necessary to transition to permanent housing.  CONTACT INFORMATION: #101, 10010-105th Street Telephone: (780) 477 – 0104 Website:

Ben Calf Robe Society – Semi-Independent Living Program  - The Ben Calf Robe Society places an emphasis on education. The Semi-Independent Living Program is for youth between the ages of 16 to 24 years that are working towards completing high school and pursuing post-secondary studies. - The    program screens all applicants to ensure they are accepting those who have a genuine desire to complete their academics. They have 8 one-bedroom units that are completely furnished and there is an Elder and a House Parent who resides on-site. - The Semi-Independent Living program also has a Youth Coordinator who assists residents with       achieving success. They provide the residents with academic and employment planning    and cultural resources such as circles, sweats and smudges.  CONTACT INFORMATION:  12046 77 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Telephone: (587) 520-6677 Referral: Tracie Anderson: Website:



Braemar School - helps students with the many legal requirements  - The staff is available to assist the youth with the various forms - Income Tax Forms, Child Tax Credit Forms, Birth Certificates and Alberta Health Forms. - The Terra Child and Family Support Centre provide quality on-site childcare to infants and toddlers between the ages of three weeks to three years  - This program includes nutritious meals and snacks for the children as well as individual & group parenting information and support for the youth.  - They also help the youth with accessing funding to help with childcare fees.  - The school provides two Medical Doctors, Public Health Nurses, Birth Control Nurses, a Dental Hygienist and an immunization Nurses. CONTACT INFORMATION: 9359-67A Street, Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (780) 468 – 3000 Website:

The Learning Store -  Provide individualized educational programming and academic assistance for each of the students and to provide an opportunity for students to work at their own pace. - Outreach provides opportunities for students to achieve success in a non-traditional school environment. - Staff at the Learning Store will provide an orientation to the program, including the course materials, course outline, evaluation process, and schedule for course completion. Students will receive their first assignment and course material at this time, provided they have paid the instructional materials fee of $70.00.  ELIGIBILITY:  - Under the age 20 on September 1  - Canadian Citizen or have Landed Immigrant Status  CONTACT INFORMATION:    Learning Store at Blue Quill: 284 Saddleback Road - Telephone: (780) 413-0263   Learning Store at Circle Square: 224, 11808 St Albert Trail -Telephone: (780) 482-1407   Learning Store at Londonderry- Londonderry Mall - Telephone: (780) 457-3467   Learning Store West Edmonton- 9532-163 Street -Telephone: (780) 443-8072   Learning Store on Whyte-10007-82 Ave -Telephone: (780) 437-8119           Website:

Boyle Street Education Centre - Helps to inspire and support the educational success and social development of high-risk youth and / or youth (between the ages of 14 and 19 years old) who have previously experienced interruptions in their formal learning. - The school staff works with the students to arrive at an educational plan that accommodates each youth’s unique needs and desires. - Community resources (both educational and commercial) play a key part in ensuring relevant and accurate learning is available for all students. - Both staff and learners are supported to seek out opportunities for creation and innovation in learning. No tuition fees and school supplies provided. CONTACT INFORMATION: 10312 105 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Telephone: (780) 428-1428 Website:


Addictions Resources

U-Turn for Youth -supports youth and young adults involved in substance use. - It helps them explore their situations through casual discussions and education in a no-pressure environment. - This group is for youth who are pre- contemplative therefore it is not necessary for the youth to want to change in order to attend this group. CONTACT INFORMATION: Bi-Weekly Tuesday Nights from 7pm – 9pm Strathcona Community Centre – 2001 Sherwood Drive, Sherwood Park Phone: (780) 410 – 8516  Website:

Alcoholics Anonymous - This is a fellowship of young men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other.  - The primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.  - The only requirement is a desire to stop drinking. CONTACT INFORMATION: 8318 104 Street, Edmonton, Alberta Phone: (780) 424 – 5900 Website:

Alberta Health Services – Addictions and Mental Health - The Action 22 recognizes that women often face many barriers that can prevent them from accessing or completing treatment. - The Action 22 program is designed to reach women aged 12- 24 years old who need help for a substance use concern, and to provide them with additional support while they are engaged in treatment to help facilitate success.  - The primary goal of this program is to provide an enhanced level of addiction services to women with substance use concerns who face multiple barriers, such as poverty, children in care, trauma, mental health, and sexual exploitation.  - Action 22 recognizes abstinence will not be the goal for all the women who receive services.  10010 102A Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta Melinda Davies-Musselwhite: (780) 415-0079 Janelle Peterson: (780) 415-0020  Amber Boyce: (780) 415-0018


Food Resources

Food Bank  11508 120 ST NW Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2Y2 Hours of operation: We are open Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

Hope Mission – 9908 106 Ave Monday – Friday                              Saturday & Sunday        8:00am -8:45am (Breakfast)    11:00am – 11:45 am (Brunch) 12:00pm – 12:45pm (Lunch)  4:30pm – 5:15pm (Dinner) 5:00pm – 5:45pm (Dinner)

Marian Centre - 10528 98 Street Daily 12:30pm - 1:15pm (Closed Wednesdays)  Friday 12:30pm – 1:15pm Bagged lunches provided

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