Providing youth with a safe home for the night

Can you provide a safe place to sleep for a night?

Providing a safety net to those forced to leave their home, Nightstop places young people in a safe and warm home for the night, provided by a vetted and approved volunteer. The program is an initiative of 360°kids of York Region.

It prevents young people from sleeping on the streets, “couch surfing,” or staying in unsuitable accommodations where they would be at risk of abuse. The use of spare rooms in a positive environment makes a huge difference to young people in crisis.

To be able to offer this invaluable service to young people, Nightstop needs Hosts. Hosts will receive remuneration to assist with expenses. If you can offer a room to a young person and are interested in becoming a Host, find out about Nightstop on the 360°kids website.

“Youth homelessness in York Region is a real problem,” says Lesley Sims, director of resource development at 360°kids. “You can be part of the solution by becoming a Nightstop Host. Please consider offering a safe place for youth to stay in their time of need.”

Don’t have a room but still want to be involved? Nightstop is also in need of volunteer drivers. Check out the website to learn how to get involved.

[Photo credit: 360°kids York Region; photo shows one of their host families, Mark Zeidenberg and Robin Flamer]

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