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Youth Integrated Services Hub (YISH)

It Matters to Me is a research project exploring the re-design of Youth Services in Surrey. Findings are based on the shared experiences of 12-24 year olds, currently accessing services. The goal is to improve positive outcomes, using a Youth Integrated Services approach as the preferred model. Conclusions and recommendations include a 3D Knowledge Design Product, illustrating ideas from youth allies; young people with government-care experience and parents.

It Matters to Me: Informing Youth Services Delivery

Surrey Survival Guide (Community Resources)

Other community resources are available in our Surrey Survival Guide. It is in booklet format and available for download here. We make every effort to ensure the information is up-to-date. If you are aware of more current information, please notify us by email or call 604.596.4321.

Clients Rights and Responsibilities

We provide services centered on you and your family. We do our very best to make OCS services and facilities safe, welcoming, respectful, and inclusive of all. To find out more about our clients rights and responsibilities, click here.

Through their Eyes

"A Journey of Homelessness in Surrey" was a community based project created inside Hyland House Newton Homeless Shelter through Options Community Services and funded by SPARK BC.

Through Their Eyes CoverThis project is a photojournal of a few residents at Hyland Shelter and their perspective of Homelessness. Clients were given a digital camera and attended several workshops resulting in the collaborative selection of photos and layout before being sent off to be bound. Through their Eyes is a unique perspective from the clients as they convey what homelessness has been for them, and what they would like the community to know.

The Homeless (and those at risk of facing being homeless) within Surrey, face a very unique and difficult daily life. Their lived realities are only understood by those involved and often not among the general public.

 

 

Below are a few excerpts from the book:
 

Pictures from the book - Dumped Shopping Cart

More pictures from the book

 

One more picture from the book


Would you like to support next year's photojournal project?
With your minimum donation of $20, you will receive a hardcover copy of Through their Eyes and assist in giving more individuals an opportunity to express their experience with homelessness.
 

 

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