OUR IMPACT

898

Individual youth served by oneROOF Youth Services in 2016

54,000

Units of service provided by oneROOF Youth Services in 2016

132%

Average occupancy rate for PAR

2,000

Average number of people who will be homeless annually in Waterloo Region

``ONEROOF STAFF WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND, THEY'VE HELPED ME MORE TIMES THAN I CAN COUNT OVER THE LAST 6 YEARS...`` - FEMALE, AGE 24

“Now I want to inspire and show other girls that they can do better, they can become who they want to be – when they see the change in my life they want to listen and its awesome to be able to be a good influence on people finally, it makes me really happy.” – Female, Age 24

“My whole life became dependant on substance abuse and I didn’t know how to get out. Drug abuse isolated me, I lost my friends and family and I was losing my health, I became pretty hopeless – unloved and unlovable, felt like I could never do anything meaningful in life and became very suicidal. At 18 I decided I wanted to go down a different path in life, in that time I was staying at oneROOF, they helped me find a rehab program(remove this ‘by using their phone’), their staff listened to me when I had nothing, and oneROOF continuously took me in, time after time, fail after fail. People cared for me here and encouraged me to make good choices. The lunchbox program was great and it provided a means to financial aid, I worked here and used the money to pay for my orientation fee for rehab. Once I was there everything changed, I got my high school diploma, discovered who I was, started doing comedy, I rebuilt my relationships with family, had my life back and family back, started to do hobbies like art and creative speaking, and decided to go back to school to study addictions counselling.” – Male, Age 23

““oneROOF helped me believe in myself again and understand that I was worth staying alive.” – Male, Age 23

“After suffering profound abuse at the hands of an ex-boyfriend, including getting hooked on his drug of choice, “Lisa” found safety and solace at oneROOF Youth Services. Unable to maintain stable housing due to her addiction, “Lisa” had been on and off the streets for 6 yrs in her young life. After suffering a near-death experience, “Lisa” stated “Since getting sober, my whole outlook on life has changed. oneROOF knew everything about me and no one judged me, they treated me like a person, they treated me like I mattered when most people look at me like I was just going to be another dead kid in the streets” “Lisa” now works part-time at oneROOF Youth Services as a peer-worker. – Female, Age 23

“Without oneROOF Youth Services I don’t know if I would be alive today… that is the most difficult thing I have ever said.” – Male, Age 18

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