Youth Services

Rise@one 4 nineHome Base Housing operates transitional and rent-geared-to-income (RGI), supportive housing designed specifically for youth between the ages of 16 and 24 years of age. Youth Services consists of three residential properties. Our largest property is a 21-unit apartment building called RISE@one4nine. This building represents an expansion of the program which now provides 13 RGI beds and 8 transitional beds to the Youth Services program.

RISE@one4nine becomes the foundation of the Youth Services program that offers safe, affordable housing for youth as well as provides support services to assist them to become independent. The youth who are selected for the program voluntarily agree to work with a Case Manager to develop structured plans for school, employment or treatment. Youth Services provides an intensive life-skills program as well as individual and group counseling designed to quickly prepare the residents for their future beyond the program.

Youth Services staff meet approximately 100 youths each year through the delivery of their services and programs. Program participation selection is based on a priority basis in order for youth who are in a dangerous or urgent situation to be accommodated as quickly as possible. In addition to providing housing, Youth Services also assists their clients to find permanent living arrangements. Our staff routinely follows up on those who have graduated from our program to ensure their successful independence.

Youth playing basketball

Supportive counseling
Family mediation/support
Money Management
Job training
Apartment search
Household management
Community outreach
Medical/legal aid
Relationship & Social skills
Personal Life Management
Education programs
Tenant-Landlord relations
Cooking/Menu planning/Nutrition
Summer recreational activities

If you are a young person between the ages of 16 and 24 and are in need of housing and supports, please contact:
Alicia Howell – Prevention Diversion – Youth Case Manager

For more general information about Youth Services, please use the link below:

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Home Base Housing acknowledges the support of the United Way serving Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington gives to the Youth Services program. For more information about the ways United Way helps our community, visit their website at

In addition, Home Base Housing acknowledges the funding by the Government of Canada’s Homelessness Partnering Strategy Outreach Communities Initiative for the support for the following: Capital for renovating RISE and the Youth Outreach Worker position.

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