Contact Information
Mailing Address 1434 Graham Street 
Kelowna, BC 
Canada V1Y 3A8
Office Phone 250.861.5593
E-Mail jpaquette@obgc.ca
Website www.boysandgirlsclubs.ca
Additional Info www.boysandgirlsclubs.ca/programs/youth-programs-and-support/shelter-housing
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Description & Services
Service Details - Provides a fully self contained two bedroom furnished suite for youth between the ages of 16-18, who may reside there for up to 6 months 
- Environment is designed to emulate a natural living environment, while providing the supports necessary to prepare youth for successful independent living in the community 
- Living with a roommate also teaches youth specific life skills necessary for independence 
- Youth are expected to contribute a program fee during their stay, as a means to prepare them for paying rent in the community, and are assigned an outreach housing support worker that works with them to develop the necessary skills and connections required to successfully transition to independence  
- A case plan is developed to address identified areas for each youth residing in the suite, such as an education plan, vocational training or employment, counseling and supports to address identified issues, life skills development, and connection to family, extended family and community 
- All youth served in this piece of the program engage in an integrated case management process, with a care plan developed in conjunction with the youth 
- Meetings will be held every two weeks to review progress around goals, and to identify any changes or new targets to work towards, and will involve the youth and the youth’s care team 
- When a youth moves on from the program, the housing outreach support worker stays involved for up to 3 months for a period of aftercare to make sure the skills learned are being transferred into their independent living setting
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) - 18 year(s)
How to Apply Please call Penny Lane Transition House 250.861.5593 for a copy of the Gateway Suite referral
Location
Located In Community Kelowna
Other Details
Languages English
Former Name Central Okanagan Boys and Girls Club