A Joint-Use Redevelopment Project
First Christian Church and Youth Unlimited Edmonton
North Edmonton has the highest number of group homes throughout the capital region. It is a broken and hurting part of our city with vast amounts of minors practically raising themselves.
Youth today are turning to drugs, violence, gang activity, and even prostitution as a means to survive. How is it possible that the area of town with the highest level of need, has the smallest level of support? Group homes definitely play their part in changing lives, but far too often youth today see them as another institution and not for the good they offer. Once they’re 18, they’re on their own. With little help or no support. What the youth today need is a solution. Somewhere they can belong. Something to feel a part of.