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Openings available at One Roof for youth mental health, support services

Support services such as counseling, mental health, and therapy have moved online, and demand for such services has increased as people deal with not only pandemic worries, but their personal challenges.  According to an estimate, approximately 28,000 children and youth across Ontario are on wait lists for mental health care.

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Kingston Youth Services Hub aiming to solve youth homelessness

Last year, City Council approved Princess Street United Church’s conversion into a new youth centre, Kingston Youth Services Hub, to cater to the needs of at-risk homeless youth in the community.  The leading organization for the project, Home Base Housing (HBH), responsible for planning and managing the youth hub, is

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City Council approves demolition of heritage church manse

Kingston City Council voted on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020 to approve the demolition of a heritage building at the corner of Albert and Princess Streets. The removal will make way for a new Youth Services Hub, operated by Home Base Housing (HBH). “It is a loss,” Mayor Bryan Paterson said

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United Way boosts new Youth Hub with $435,000 in funding

Just days after the announcement of its new Youth Services Hub, Home Base Housing is welcoming in the United Way of Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington (KFL&A) as its first partner with a contribution totaling $435,000.00 to help relocate One Roof Youth Services Hub. “One Roof already does some phenomenal

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Princess Street United Church site to be home to new Youth Services Hub

A new, youth-focused development will soon be located at the corner of Princess and Albert Streets according to the plans Home Base Housing (HBH) revealed today for the Princess Street United Church (PSUC) site. The property, acquired by HBH last summer, will remain home to the church congregation, but will

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New Queen’s students award $2,000 to Kingston Interval House

When we were offered the opportunity to join the team at Venture Club (Kingstonist’s official headquarters) in welcoming new Arts and Sciences students at Queen’s University to Kingston during their orientation, we couldn’t pass it up. After all, every year, thousands of new students arrive in this awesome city, bringing

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Seeing is Believing Tour: Breaking stigma one tour at a time

By Jemma Dooreleyers Whether it was a food drive in elementary school, a high school fashion show fundraiser, or a coin jar at the front of a local business, I can guarantee that you have you have been involved with raising money for the United Way, one way or another.

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Two years of Kingston Penitentiary tours generate over $1.5 million for United Way

Since tours of Kingston Penitentiary began in 2016, the popular attraction for tourists and locals alike has contributed approximately $1.54 million to local youth homelessness initiatives through the United Way. On the grounds of the historic building that thousands have now toured, the cheque for final installment of 50 per

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