Founded by Father Emmett Johns “Pops” in 1988, Dans la rue helps homeless and at-risk youth.
With dedication, empathy and respect, and with the support of the community, Dans la rue cares for their immediate needs and helps them acquire the skills and resources needed to lead more autonomous and rewarding lives.
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Like every young person, homeless and at risk youth have a full spectrum of needs. At Dans la rue, they can find a multifaceted approach that addresses all aspects of their lives to help them get off the street and permanently transition away from high risk situations.
The causes and realities of youth homelessness require solutions that are adapted to these unique challenges. Some youth are subject to unstable living conditions and precarious situations with regard to mental health and addictions. Often, they have dropped out of school, their job prospects are extremely limited and they have little to no experience in what it means to be self-sufficient. Homelessness is almost never a choice. They want to get off the street.