"Light The Way" Preliminary Summit Report
Following our successful "Light The Way" Preliminary Summit on January 21st, 2021, we are excited to release this report highlighting 14 key recommendations and a call to action to prevent and end youth homelessness in B.C. This report covers discussed key areas to address youth's needs, such as employment and education, as necessary developmental milestones to ensure a sustainable and successful transition out of homelessness. This report was written and edited by youth with lived expertise from A Way Home Kamloops, with input from youth across the province.
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
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.
For all inquiries, please send us a message using this form.
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)