On June 9th of 2020
Our Safe Suites Program reached the 6 month milestone!
This program proved to be resilient and adaptable to external pressures, while continuing to provide the best service possible.
The Safe Suites program provided supportive housing to 10 youth from December 2019 to June 2020. The young people served by Safe Suites were diverse, including youth from the LGBTQ2S+ and Indigenous communities.
The A Way Home Kamloops family wishes to thank and recognize
all our donors and sponsors for making last year a truly special event
In loving memory of Katherine McParland
COVID-19 and Youth Homelessness
BC Coalition to End Youth Homelessness Special Reports #1 & #2
The BCCEYH has launched 2 reports highlighting the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on homeless youth in BC. These reports provide key recommendations informed by urban, rural, and remote communities across the province and youth with lived expertise of homelessness.
Click the images below to access each report.
"From Marginalized to Magnified", February 2020 Provincial Report
A Way Home Kamloops and Youth Against Youth Homelessness would like to celebrate the launch of the provincial report, "From Marginalized to Magnified". Our Executive Director, Katherine McParland, completed this report as her Masters of Social Work Leadership practicum with the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth.
This report magnifies the first voices and lived expertise of 231 youth across BC, detailing pathways, impacts, barriers, and most importantly the solutions to ending youth homelessness as informed by the 231 provincial youth participants.
We are a society working towards preventing, reducing, and ending youth homelessness in Kamloops and British Columbia. Our vision is that all youth have a safe place to call home and the supports to sustain wellness.
Who We Are
A Way Home Kamloops is a leader and innovator in preventing and ending youth homelessness. We are a charitable non-profit that provides housing and support services to youth at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Our organization provides a range of wraparound supports like:
A Way Home Kamloops provides a continuum of housing options and operates from a “Youth Housing First” philosophy. We provide a variety of programs including: life-skills, case management, employment readiness, peer navigation, and support groups; all with the intention of supporting youth in achieving "adulting" skills.
A Way Home Kamloops is implementing Kamloops’ Community plan “A Way Home: A plan to end youth homelessness". This project has transformed our community towards ending homelessness and provided a model for other communities to adapt to their unique context. A Way Home Kamloops provides community coordination to reduce gaps in services & ensure there are no wrong doors for homeless youth. We work with a collective of 200+ members from all sectors including youth, non-profits, landlords, businesses, students, ministries, and community members. Our community collective ensures every sector and member has a pivotal role to play in ending youth homelessness.
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Need more help?
Reach out to us by:
653 Victoria St., Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B3, Canada
(250) 828 0446
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 9:00am to 4:00pm (PST)