Youth Services’ National Award
On June 2, 2014, Youth Services celebrated its 20th Anniversary and a special distinction of the event was the presentation of one of four national awards from Eva’s Initatives. Representatives, Melanie Redman and Maria Crawford presented Tara Everitt, Youth Services supervisor, with Eva’s Award to End Youth Homelessness in recognition of Youth Services’ efforts to help youth in the Kingston community with housing and support services.
Photo (l-r) Ed Smith (Director), Bill Dobson (President), Tara Everitt (Supervisor, Youth Services), Tom Greening (Executive Director), Joe Hawkins (Member of Kingscourt Community Association ), Melanie Redman (Eva’s Award representative), Mayor Mark Gerretsen, Maria Crawford (Eva’s Award representative).
The move to 540 Montreal Street has been a rejuvenating experience for the whole agency. With the co-location of In From the Cold Emergency Shelter, the Housing Help Centre, Supportive Housing offices and our administrative offices into one central location, our staff has greater sense of providing services that inter-connects all of our various programs for the benefit of those who seek assistance.
As another winter approaches, we all can appreciate the importance of a home when temperatures plummet. All the donors are commended for their gift to help those whose lives are challenged by homelessness and poverty. We thank all of the donors for helping us help others.
As this is “Giving Tuesday” (the Tuesday after Cyber Monday), Home Base Housing acknowledges and appreciates all the “giving” that we receive on behalf of our clients. THANK YOU!