Youth homelessness has reached crisis proportions in Canada. It’s no different in our community despite it being an almost invisible problem. Unique to the experience of youth homelessness is that they are also in the process of transitioning into adulthood, and due to challenging circumstances, may not yet have acquired the health, personal, social, and life skills that make independent living possible.The direct benefit to the community is helping youth rebuild their lives and integrate back into society in a meaningful way, rather than continuing down a path of homelessness that may lead to larger problems including: chronic homelessness; chronic addiction issues; nutritional vulnerability; declining mental health; low school participation; vandalism to the community, unemployment and criminal victimization.