Aura

Aura

Aura 

As with all of Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary’s Youth Housing and Shelter services , our ultimate goal is to have this experience be the youth’s last experience with homelessness. 

LGBTQ2S+ youth are over represented in the homeless population and often avoid accessing services because of concerns of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia.

Aura  provides youth with a safe place where their sexual orientation and gender identity is respected and celebrated. Young people will have the opportunity to live in a supportive and affirming home with a trained host parent where they can strengthen their relationships with natural supports, connect to community and end their experience of homelessness.

The goal of Aura is to end a youth’s experience of homelessness and to provide them with an alternative to accessing the shelter system, by offering a safe and supportive home in the community. In addition, the program will provide ongoing support for youth and Host Home providers as youth work to develop the life skills, natural supports, and connect to the resources necessary to transition into adult independence. Youth and Host Home providers will be assigned a support worker who will provide ongoing support with goals, safety, advocacy, establishing a transition plan and connecting with community support networks.

Who can access Aura? 

The Aura  program will provide specialized homes for 10 lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, two-spirit, and other sexual and gender minority (LGBTQ2S+) youth between the ages of 14 and 24. Both youth and Host Home providers will receive case management support from Aura staff.

How? 

Referrals to Aura can be made through Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary’s HOPE line by calling or texting 403-828-HOPE (4673) or by emailing hope@bgcc.ab.ca. 

Learn more about becoming a Host Home provider or Supportive Roommate. 

For more information, please contact: 

Aura Coordinator 

403-816-3190

aura@bgcc.ab.ca

Funded by: 

Calgary Homeless Fd Rgb

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