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What are the traditional services for homeless youth?

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Mike Lee
4 August 2021
What are the traditional services for homeless youth?

What are the traditional services for homeless youth?

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Francis Lau
4 August 2021

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Mike Lee
4 August 2021

Thanks for your reply.

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Francis Lau
4 August 2021

Traditional services for homeless youth reflect many of the challenges and adversities experienced by homeless youth. Most services aim to meet young peoples’ basic needs, namely, providing housing and food. Housing is provided in the form of emergency shelters that offer temporary housing (often in the form of dormitories), regular meals, and case management to help identify other useful resources. Young people typically stay for a month or two in a shelter, with some youth stopping in only for a night or two and others staying until they can find longer-term housing. Transitional housing programs, often offered in apartment settings, are provided to a subgroup of youth, typically those who have been successful in shelter services and have moved up on established waitlists. Transitional housing offers longer-term housing, typically 1–2 years, with the expectation that young people will work toward transitioning to more independent (non-subsidized) living situations.

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