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Together, We Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Young Person

August 20th 2020
Together, We Can Make a Difference in the Life of a Young Person

Youth aged 16 to 21 are looking for a boarding home in order to acquire skills that will help them eventually move out on their own. Are you the person or the family who could support a teenager in taking this important step of their life?

As a child reaches adolescence, he seeks to develop his autonomy and acquire new skills that will be useful in the future. However, moving into an apartment or house on their own can be too quick a transition for some.

Living in as a boarder with a person or a family is then a good alternative. This allows the young person to evolve in a reassuring and safe place with people who take care of his well-being. This is a great way to encourage a young person to take more responsibility and become a responsible and valued member of their community. It is also an opportunity, both for young people and for the people who welcome them as a boarder, to form a positive and lasting relationship.

Valoris' Role

In addition to the support and availability of its professionals, Valoris puts forward tools and resources that help make this boarding experience as pleasant as possible. For example, Valoris offers professional support to help youth progress in terms of developing their skills, independence, decision-making, budget management and in the search for resources and ongoing support. When necessary and according to the situation, financial resources are available to pay for certain expenses to support a young person in a personalized way.

Criteria for Becoming a Boarding House for Youth

Are you interested in welcoming a teenager to live with you? Here is the criteria you must meet:

  • Residing in the Prescott-Russell region; or the surroundings;
  • Holding a valid driver's licence and having a car;
  • Being 18 years of age or over and being able to take care of a teenager;
  • Not having a criminal record;
  • Demonstrating financial autonomy;
  • Agreeing to meet with a Valoris professional to assess your proposal.

Welcoming a teenager to board in your home is possible, and it is easier than you might think. If you want to support a young person in this important stage of life or if you want to become a foster family, call us at 1-800-675-6168. We will answer all your questions.

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