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360°kids works to improve the lives of homeless and at-risk youth and families in York Region.

Homelessness Should Not Also Mean Hopelessness

By Clovis Grant, CEO 360ºkids One of the saddest things in life is to look into the face of a young person and see no hope. For those who are homeless, too often, this is the expression we encoun...
02/09/2018 10:22 EST

4 Ways Youth Should Not Spend A Night Away From Home

It can take less than 10 seconds for a youth to become homeless. In York Region, homeless youth, more often than not, do not fit the stereotypical profile. Unlike urban centres, these young people are often homeless not just due to poverty. They stem from middle-class families and end up on the street for a variety of reasons.
02/29/2016 01:30 EST

The Night I Chose To Be Homeless

Each year, 360⁰kids -- an organization that provides a range of services to York Region's homeless youth -- encourages local community members to experience homelessness, just for one night a year. Last March, our group made it through some bone-chilling temperatures. I will do it again this year. For more than 300 youth in a region that's home to large detached homes and flourishing businesses, they've lost count of how many nights they've been homeless. It's an issue that doesn't get enough attention.
02/25/2016 11:59 EST

I Will Never Look At Youth Homelessness The Same Again

I can't truly explain how exhausting, challenging and incredibly cold this night was. I had been given a real-life scenario of a homeless youth as a part of 360°kids' 360°Experience. Our experience had us stepping into the shoes of a 16-year-old male, who was unsafe at home and had to leave quickly to save himself.
02/22/2016 01:52 EST