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Is WRYM the Missing Link?
Below is a very interesting Maclean's article that explores outcomes of Foster Care youth, and young persons who have been "in the system."
Within this article, former Children's Aid Wards discuss their entry/exit from the Child Welfare system and explain some of the challenges they experienced. It is explained how these young people are forced to "age out" at 18 without the life skills and connections they need to be successful, leading to many hardships and poor outcomes.
At WRYM we run a "functional family atmosphere," and we believe you don't "age out" of family. This is why our Aftercare program is available to any of the 372 youth who have been at WRYM since we opened our doors. Through Aftercare, we provide thousands of different supports to past-residents in their efforts to forge their own paths. WRYM's residential program goes up until the age of 24, to ensure young people have reached the maturity they need to be successful living independently, and our focus for the Transitional Housing Program is primarily on life-skills, to teach young people how to care for themselves when they leave.
The idea is simple - make young people feel like they belong, teach them how to thrive, and support them on their journey. Although simple, it is effective. Attached is our statistics for 2020, to help demonstrate how our approach leads to positive outcomes.
Our mission statement says it best:
We help young men to overcome
homelessness and build new lives.
Stay safe and please share this with your friends.
Gregory D. Goulin, LSM, JD