Annette Keogh-Manager of Social Housing with Lennox and Addington County, Bhavana Varma-President and CEO of the United Way of KFL&A and local organizations came to County Council last night to propose a space for a Youth Hub for Lennox & Addington. Varma says there’s a bigger problem with youth homelessness in L&A than we realize:
She adds they collect some of their data from local school:
Annette Keogh summarizes what this youth hub would mean for the county:
The ideal building for a youth hub is the Memorial Building. Councilor Schermerhorn wants the group and county to consider other possible options for a hub before any decisions are made. The financial impact for the County is $10,000 annually over the two years of the proposal. These funds are currently available within Provincial funds allocated to the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative. Council will make a decision at their next meeting.