YouthLink is a youth mental health charity in Toronto, and they officially opened a youth emergency shelter on Friday for young people between the ages 16-24 in addition to street dogs.
It is the first youth homeless shelter to open in Scarborough since 2015.
YouthLink head of marketing and fundraising, Evan Back said “We are not trying to shelter somebody for a night. We are trying to bring them in with open arms”. Adding: “They come in homeless, and when they leave, they’ll never be homeless again.”
On The Mikey Networks mission of placing MIKEY defibrillators in locations across Ontario, we are pleased to announce that we’ve donated five Mikeys (defibrillators) to Youthlink to ensure the homeless youth of the GTA are in a safer environment.