Why Chilly in Chilliwack is Sleeping Outside
We’re sleeping outside to help fight and prevent youth homelessness. In April, the homeless count found that there were nearly 1000 youth (age 13 – 24) homeless in the Lower Mainland. Thousands more experience episodic homelessness and are considered precariously or inappropriately housed. According to Raise the Roof, over 35,000 youth experience homelessness throughout the year in Canada. Family conflict, addiction and mental health issues were cited as the biggest reasons people found themselves homeless. By making a donation you are partnering with Youth Unlimited in their active and preventative work with vulnerable youth, providing tangible help, caring support and a way out. We’re giving up one night, so these youth can have a lifetime. Please support me, support them and donate generously.