If you or someone you know is a North Shore youth, aged 13-18,
needing a safe place to stay, call our 24-hour toll-free line at 1-877-78-YOUTH
(1-877-789-6884) to speak with someone who can help.
North Shore Youth Safe House (NSYSH) provides short-term emergency housing and support services for youth who are homeless, or live in unsafe and dangerous situations. Staffed 24 hours a day, the NSYSH provides nutritious meals, a clean room and bed, showers, and laundry facilities. The services are designed to help youth return to a home safely or to an alternate living environment.
Who is the Safe House for? Are you, or someone you know:
- 13 to 18 years of age?
At risk of harm or abuse?
Need a safe place to stay?
Afraid to go home? Having problems at home?
Couch surfing, been kicked out of home or evicted?
A parent or caregiver in need of a place to turn?
The Safe House is staffed by caring and friendly youth workers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Using an Integrated Case Management approach skilled youth workers provide the community supports required to meet the complex needs of high-risk youth.
Residents of the Safe House have access to:
- Family Support Workers, Parent-Teen Mediation and Transitional Youth Workers provided by Hollyburn Family Services under contract with the Ministry of Children and Family Development
Drug and alcohol assessment provided by Vancouver Coastal Health
On-going and after-care support from Community Youth Outreach Workers
Referrals to other services such as medical help, mental health support, educational and career counselling
The North Shore Youth Safe House accepts self-referrals, and referrals from family members and friends, school counsellors, youth workers, alcohol and drug counsellors, social workers, police/RCMP, community nurses, mental health workers, and other concerned individuals.
The North Shore Youth Safe House is licensed by Vancouver Coastal Health.