Restoration and Empowerment for Social Transition or (R.E.S.T.) Center is a not for profit organization incorporated on July 23, 2015. R.E.S.T. is primarily engaged in interventions aimed at promoting transition to housing programs that provide diverse, multi-faceted supports for youth leaving the care system in its preventive efforts to end homelessness.
For youth leaving foster care and low-income seniors, a phone can be a lifeline, helping them stay in touch with loved ones, maintain vital support networks and build new lives. Mobility for Good® supports these vulnerable community members with subsidized smartphones and plans, giving them a better chance to thrive.
We open doors for youth and prevent adult homelessness. We serve at-risk youth experiencing homelessness, aging out of care, or fleeing violence in the home. Young adults who need a place to call home and people who believe in them. We offer safe housing, community and support to help youth make healthy choices and shift toward a brighter future.
KIKÉKYELC is a culturally safe, fully supported, 31 unit condo style development that houses Indigenous youth between the ages of 16 & 27, along with Indigenous Elders. The project was developed as a response to the over representation of Indigenous youth who had aged out of foster care and into dire situations including homelessness, addictions, poverty and unemployment.
Our programs are open to all youth in and from care in BC between the ages of 14 and 24 and our goal is to make sure that all young people are connected with opportunities to express their unique voice and reach their full potential. Find the resources and supports you need by checking out our different services below.
We spoke with young people to ensure that we understood their perspectives on services they received. This helped us understand what they thought worked well and what needed to change. We heard that many emerging adults who have been involved with Children’s Services have a history of trauma, substance use and mental health issues, and they do not always feel…
The Youth Self-Sufficiency Program can help you with learning how to budget and manage money, learning how to set education goals, learning about renter’s rights and responsibilities, opportunities for job training, relationship building, and life skills. If you are currently 17 – 19 years of age and think that this program may be a good fit for you, please contact…
By focusing on pathways to long-term supportive relationships for youth ‘aging out’ of care, this research project contributes to the existing work by adding a social support element to the findings. The report calls to the attention of the BC government the urgent need to pursue permanency for youth in care who are unable to return to their biological families.