ROOM

Emergency & Transitional Housing Program for Youth in Care

Emergency Safe Suites

Objective

  • The Safe Suites provide youth (17-21 years) in the care of CFS with short-term housing (up to 90 days) and on-call supports.
  • The goal of the program is to provide youth in need with time to create a plan with CFS staff and secure more stable housing.

Admission Criteria and Application process

Who can participate?

  • Youth between the ages of 17-21 years
  • Referred by a CFS agency in Manitoba
  • Youth in care or with an extension of care

Who can apply?

  • CFS agency staff can apply on behalf of youth, youth however, must be aware that this application is taking place

Program Components

  1. Access to safe short-term housing
  2. Goal setting with youth and CFS agency staff
  3. Facilitate access to stable accommodation
  4. Orientation to the integrated support services at RaY

Expectations

from CFS staff:

  1. Responsible for downloading and completing referrals to Safe Suites (online), ensuring sufficient background, historical and personal information is provided
  2. Involved in case planning, exit planning and work collaboratively with RaY staff
  3. Ensure youth have identification, and a bank account before they exit the Safe Suites
  4. Ensure that youth are entering into the program on a voluntary basis, and are willing to participate

From youth:

  1. Voluntarily accept service
  2. Engage with staff from RaY
  3. Understand and agree to the rules of the Safe Suites

Steps:

  1. Social Worker to download and complete the online application
  2. RaY staff will contact CFS staff within 1 business day
  3. If a room is available, CFS staff and youth will meet with RaY staff for an orientation
  4. RaY staff will transport youth to their unit
  • If a unit is not available, a wait-list will be created.

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Transitional Apartments

Objective

  • RaY Optional Occupancy Mentorship (ROOM) Program strives to provide youth (18-21 years) with Extensions of Care (EOC) with access to a safe, supportive, and youth-centered longer-term housing.
  • Youth will be assisted in developing a goal-oriented plan, increasing their life skills and transitioning into permanent housing.

Admission criteria and Application

Who can participate?

  • Youth between the ages of 18-21 years
  • Youth in the care of a CFS agency and with an extension of care

Who can apply?

  • CFS agency staff can apply on behalf of youth, youth however, must be aware that this application is taking place

Program Components

  1. Collaborative Case Planning with youth and CFS agency staff.
  2. Housing Supports to provide youth with the skills needed to maintain housing.
  3. Life Skills Training to meet the needs of youth and support their transition to adulthood.
  4. Support with Education, Employment and Training, as per the goal plan.
  5. Long-term support, RaY will offer supports to youth up to the age of 29 years.

Expectations

from CFS staff:

  1. Responsible for downloading and completing referrals to ROOM, ensuring sufficient background, historical and personal information is provided
  2. Involved in case planning, exit planning and work collaboratively with RaY staff
  3. Ensure youth have an Extension of Care agreement in place, and funding has been approved
  4. Ensure youth have identification, a bank account and a Pre-authorization Deposit Form
  5. Ensure that youth are entering into the program on a voluntary basis, and are willing to participate

From youth:

  1. Voluntarily accept service
  2. Engage with staff from RaY, including regular meetings to review goals
  3. Pay rent and make efforts to succeed as a responsible tenant
  4. Follow the rules and regulations of the program (See ROOM Workbook)

Steps:

  1. CFS staff and youth can schedule a meeting with RaY staff to talk about the program, if needed
  2. Social Worker to download and complete the online application form
  3. RaY staff will call the case worker within 5 business days to schedule a meeting

The basis of selection of participants into the program are (1) unit availability, (2) commitment to the program, and (3) willingness to participate in the program and adhere to the rules of the program, and (4) level of need.

  1. Schedule a move-in date. Once the candidate has met admission criteria, a move-in day will be scheduled, as well as a review of the ROOM Workbook and a tour of the services at RaY.
  • Participants who have not met the eligibility criteria may be referred to other programs within or outside of RaY.
  • If a unit is not available, a wait-list will be created.

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