Peel Youth Village Transitional Housing
If you are 16-24 years old and do not have a permanent home, you can contact us for transitional housing at Peel Youth Village.
Peel Youth Village provides safe, stable, and transitional housing. Our goal is to provide you with a temporary place to live and help you transition into independent living. You can stay here for up to one year.
During your stay, we will help you create a plan and find the resources you need so that you can live on your own.
Every person who stays at Peel Youth Village has their own private bedroom. There are 48 bedrooms, clustered into groups of four, called "houses."
Kitchens and bathrooms are shared with other members of the house. The building also has laundry machines, a gym and meeting rooms.
Learn more about Peel Youth Village by visiting the Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP) website.
Specialists on siteOur building is fully staffed with trained specialists to support you during your stay. We provide supports including:
- Health and wellness
- Housing support
- Recreational therapy
- Addiction recovery
- Justice issues
- Personal fitness training
- Employment resources
- Early intervention / mental health
Step 1: Check your eligibility
To be eligible to live at Peel Youth Village, you must:
- Be 16 to 24 years old
- Need housing and supports (not in immediate crisis)
- Have a current source of income, or be eligible to receive Ontario Works assistance
- Be a Canadian citizen, landed immigrant or possess conventional refugee status
- Be willing to sign an Occupancy Agreement
- Make a commitment to actively participate with staff in personal goal setting, group programs and developing daily life skills to achieve goals
Step 2: Apply
If you’re eligible, apply by completing an online application.
Follow the instructions on the form carefully.
Approximately, 5 business days after your application is received, you will be contacted to discuss next steps.
You can also apply to live at Peel Youth Village by requesting to be referred by the staff of a recognized community social service, educational or health care organization in Peel. Agencies can learn more by visiting the Services and Housing in the Province (SHIP) website.
In order to provide a safe, productive and enjoyable environment for everyone at Peel Youth Village, everyone (staff and occupants) is expected to know and follow the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities. In order to provide a safe, productive and enjoyable environment for everyone at Peel Youth Village, everyone (staff and occupants) is expected to know and follow the Charter of Rights and Responsibilities.
The Charter provides rights, responsibilities and expectations for both staff and occupants.
Your rights as an occupant and what you can expect from us:
- You have the right to privacy and confidentiality
- You have the right to access appropriate services and facilities to empower you to achieve your goals and assist your efforts towards social and economic independence
- You have the right to freedom of choice
Well Maintained and Safe Environment
- You have the right to enjoy safe, well maintained and secure facilities and accommodations
- You have the right to equality of opportunity
- You have the right to be treated as an individual with individual needs and aspirations
- You have the right not to be treated in a judgemental or patronising way
- You have the right to dignity and respect
- You have the right to be treated with respect, courtesy and dignity at all times, by staff, visitors and other service users alike
- You have the right to have your personal beliefs and life choices considered when Peel Youth Village makes decisions that affect you
- You have the right to be consulted and heard on matters that directly affect you
- You have the right to complain or comment on the services using the appropriate procedures
Note: For your safety and the safety of others, Peel Youth Village reserves the right to access occupants' rooms in emergency situations or when deemed necessary for the safety of others.
Your responsibilities as an occupant and our expectations of you:
- Work towards the realization of your goals, self-empowerment and independence, with the support of the staff
- Regular attendance at meetings with your case manager
- Participation in Floor, Governance and Occupant meetings is strongly encouraged
- Treat all persons with courtesy, dignity and respect at all times
- To be non-judgemental and non-discriminatory towards others
- Respect and follow all the Peel Youth Village Occupant Guidelines, House Rules and the Law
- Make sure that your guests and visitors follow all the Peel Youth Village Occupant Guidelines, House Rules and the Law when they visit you
- Inform Peel Youth Village staff of changes in your personal circumstances, particularly employment, education, benefits
- Inform Peel Youth Village staff if you are unable or unwilling to participate and comply with the terms and conditions of the Charter or your Occupancy Agreement, which may result in discharge from the Program and termination of the Occupancy Agreement.
- Inform Peel Youth Village staff of any concerns or complaints that you have about the services you are offered through or from Peel Youth Village
- Make decisions about your personal circumstances
- Aim to live independently of others before moving out of Peel Youth Village to a permanent accommodation
- Seek and secure alternative/progressive accommodation for the longer term, using the resources and assistance provided by Peel Youth Village
Peel Youth Village staff reserve the right to suspend or terminate housing access for failure to comply with the Charter and the Occupancy Agreement.