Dog Kennel for Teen's Homeless Shelter

$2,100 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 3 months
Created February 8, 2019
We are short $16K to finish our homeless shelter's dog kennel!

Our new homelessness has a kennel for homeless teens who have dogs.  We are in the middle of construction of the kennel and have fallen sort of the kennel budget construction costs.

We need help.  I need to raise $16K by end of Feb.

The total cost of the kennel is $46K and we have received a very generous donation from a dog loving benefactor for $30K
(Big shout out and thank you to our dog loving donor for the initial $30K donation).
36922620_1549642478509461_r.jpeg
Homeless youths will not come in out of the freeing cold for help, food or shelter if it means leaving their dogs alone on the street. 

This is why an emergency shelter for homeless kids needs to have a kennel.

Cold, hungry, homeless, street kids sitting on a filthy bug infested, damp, mildewed sleeping bag or laying in the fetal position over a warm grate because it blows out warm air from the TTC subway below.  The kids are outside 24/7 in the dead cold, freezing temperatures of our Canadian winters.

Curled up beside these teenagers is their very best friend in the whole wide world, they're companion and often the only soul they can trust and count on...their dogs.  These are the forgotten youth and both the kids and their dogs are at risk to the elements, hunger, disease and abuse.  The kids often stay on the street turning down help and a warm bed/shelter as they would never, ever take refuge for themselves and leave their BFFs behind.  So they stay our all year long, in the coldest of winter's path, in wind chill’s reaching well below freezing zero temperatures.  These children ignore all cold weather alerts and advisories to stay with their dogs.  Until now.  YouthLink is in the midst of constructing a new state of the art emergency shelter and transition home for youth.  This home is pioneering many new initiatives in emergency care, rehabilitation and long term counselling.  Part of our plan is to include a four season dog kennel.  In an effort to ensure we don't leave any homeless kids on the street who need our help, food, and shelter we are welcoming the forgotten kids to our new shelter along with their dogs. 

HOMELESS YOUTHS WITH PETS ARE FOUND TO BE LESS DEPRESSED, LESS LIKELY TO USE DRUGS and MOST IMPORTANTLY LESS LIKELY TO HARM THEMSELVES THROUGH SELF MUTILATION and SUICIDE.
36922620_1549642812837837_r.jpeg
Our counselling services encompass, education, tutoring, music lessons, mental health issues including-suicide, bullying, self harm, sex trade rehabilitation. 

Your donation  will allow us to fund the construction of dog kennels at our new 51 room emergency youth shelter & transition home.  These kennels will open the door and be an important solution to the homeless sensitive youth who have no place to go and nowhere to live because they cannot face leaving their dogs alone on the streets in order to get themselves inside out of the elements.  We are building this kennel to be able to reach and get through to homeless on the street young people who historically, we have not been able to help because they have a pet.  there are hundreds of these at risk, homeless young people in the GTA.

About us: Evan Back is the Head of Fundraising & Marketing for YouthLink. 

YouthLink is a mental health agency for youths ages 13-24. Formed in 1914, originally named Big Sisters of Metropolitan Toronto. Became YouthLink when they went co-ed.  YouthLink has over 63,000 in person counselling sessions every year, feeds over 500 young people every week, operate several group homes, provides free music lessons and equipment and is opening the only Emergency Homeless Youth Shelter and transition home in Scarborough, from Victoria Park all the way east to Durham.  We need your donations.   https://youthlink.ca/donate/
36922620_1549642105776673_r.jpeg
+ Read More
to our donors,
our kennel is almost complete, please email me if you'd like to join me for a tour of the facilty.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your support!

evan.back at youthlink.ca
+ Read More

$2,100 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 16 people in 3 months
Created February 8, 2019
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$120
james duncan
2 months ago
GT
$1,000
GoFundMe Team
2 months ago
YH
$20
Yvonne Hollandy
2 months ago
$20
Razan Mohamed
2 months ago
DD
$25
Debbie Davies
2 months ago
CK
$200
Colette Kent
2 months ago
CC
$100
Cathy Cooper
3 months ago
$100
Karen Hamilton
3 months ago
AM
$20
Anna Vander Meij
3 months ago
$20
Tina Kablau
3 months ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.