The Refuge Initiative is a new pilot rogram in Vancouver.
A program by Go Connect, responding to an invitation from the local public schools to connect unaccompanied youth with host families to provide housing and support while they finish their high school diploma.
We work in conjuction with the homeless liaisons of Vancouver and Evergreen School Districts, the Council for the Homeless, and volunteer host families.
This program serves those who are 18-21 and living in an inadequate housing or temporary settings like:
Every student must be invited into the Refuge Initiative.
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Talk to anyone that lives in a suburb in America and you'll hear the same complaint... Why can't we seem to get to know our neighbors and why can't there be a greater sense of community. I have to be honest with you, every once and a while, there was a sense of guilt that floods by body when I think about our house buying choice, wishing I would have a bought in a greater need area. But that feeling quickly dissipates when I consider the great need right where we live. Yes, they are nicer houses, but the spiritual need is still there.