Argus Residence for Young People
Since 1985, Argus has provided emergency shelter to youth between the ages of 16-24 who are experiencing homelessness in our community. Today, Argus operates two 24 hour shelter locations; a 10-bed shelter for youth identifying as female and a 10-bed shelter for youth identifying as male.
Argus’ emergency shelter program is unique in the Waterloo Region due to our ability to amalgamate the essential services of food, shelter and 24-hour staff support with a comprehensive life-skills acquisition program which works to mobilize our youth toward healthy and viable community integration. Our goal is to equip young people with the tools they need in order to thrive.
The physical design of both residences resonate the familial, person centred approach Argus utilizes in working with opportunity youth. Argus provides support and structure from a home-like setting which fosters both youth engagement and potential.