Youth homelessness is a significant issue in our community. During last year's count, there were 56 kids (minimal number) without a home in Kamloops. The causes of youth homelessness are distinct and can include familial conflict and abuse, poverty, or ageing out of foster-care. Some youth may have disabilities and others may have never lived independently from adult-caregivers. Youth experience higher levels of victimization and trauma on the streets, which is why early intervention is crucial. A Way Home Kamloops is working to create the housing option these youth need: Safe Suites. This is a home where youth can be safe and supported to leave the streets behind.
Kamloops Domino's Pizza has stepped up to the plate and is challenging other businesses and professionals in the community to camp out on December 15th from 10 PM to 6 AM. Please provide a donation to pledge your support. You will be supporting your pledgee to spend one night out in the cold to raise funds to end youth homelessness in Kamloops. You can stop by Domino's to support your pledgee or watch a live Facebook feed of their experience.
All donations will go directly towards Kamloops' Youth Safe Suites to bridge the transition from homelessness into housing.
To pledge camper Aaron Krausert, please make a cheque out to "United Way Thomspon-Nicola-Cariboo". Cheques can be given to Aaron directly or dropped off at RE/MAX Real Estate Kamloops (258 Seymour Street) between 8:30-5 Monday to Friday or 9-3 Saturdays. A tax receipt for donations over $20 will be provided by United Way on behalf of A Way Home.