Side Door has Hope’ s Haven, which is a transitional housing program , which provides both housing and supports for youth ages 15 to 24. Resource Centre 4 Youth schedules’ appointments from
Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm.
They are designated to provide Housing and Tenacy support , Employment , Literacy and Training and have Practical Supports and Life Skills which include
Mental Health and addictions. As well, Homeless2Hope is a plan designated to prevent and end youth homelessness in Yellowknife.
The Executive Director of Side Door is Iris Hamlyn. Hamlyn says they have a new Program called Housing for You as well. Hamlyn says they will be housing ten youth within in a 9 month time frame. She adds while it is an ambitious project, Side Door would not be able to accomplish this project without the dedication of paid staff and their volunteers.
Side Door has 17 paid staff. But, Hamlyn states they are always looking for volunteers. In order to volunteer with Side Door, potential candidates need a resume and a criminal record check with the vulnerable sector check. Side Door is located at 4903 50th Street in Yellowknife, while Hope’s Haven is only a few blocks away on 52nd Street.