The Living Options For Youth (LOFY) program shelters youth with a maximum capacity of 14. LOFY is staffed 20 hours a day, seven days a week with qualified youth support workers and volunteers.
Youth living at LOFY must be drug- and alcohol-free. This policy is strictly enforced.
In 2015, LOFY provided shelter to 155 youth.
“I enjoy living at the shelter, everyone has their own problems and the staff accepts that and do not judge you. The shelter provides you with security knowing that you have somewhere to go at the end of the night. The staff is very caring and is always there to listen. Within the little time I have been here, the shelter has given me a stable home and the security I haven’t really ever had in the past.” Jason, 19
“We don’t want to leave in slums with alcoholics or drug addicts”
A Typical Bedroom
“If LOFY wasn’t here I would have to stay in a dangerous situation. LOFY has taught me important life skills and staff has helped steer me in the right direction.” Mellissa, 20
To read about other residents experiences at LOFY, click here.