Indigenous Housing Series: Urban Native Youth Association

Building Knowledge Case Study

The Urban Native Youth Association operates two programs detailed in this case study.

Young Bears Lodge is a residential healing lodge for Indigenous youth between 13 and 18 years old recovering from alcohol or drug misuse.

The Aboriginal Youth Safehouse provides voluntary short-term emergency housing for youth of all backgrounds in a safe, drug and alcohol free, supportive environment.

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About the Indigenous Housing Series

Case studies in the Indigenous Housing Series highlight housing providers and programs that serve Indigenous women, youth, and families who need housing support and are facing child welfare intervention. They provide information on program components and support, and examine key practices, program highlights, challenges, and successes.

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