The name Switchback is a metaphorical reference to the sharp, 180-degree turns going up a mountain. It signifies a radical change in direction, a path that looks less than straight but leads eventually to the top of a mountain.
The Switchback houses youth and young adults between the ages of 16 and 24, with a history (past or present) of homelessness. The Switchback is not low incoming housing, but rather a two-year program where residents must be committed to engaging with staff to grow, develop, and learn from the essential life skills support that is offered.
The Switchback has support staff available to assist residents 24/7. There is a drug & alcohol counsellor, trauma counsellor and nurse practitioner available onsite.
Rent is $375.00 and covers all utilities. A $200.00 damage deposit is also required.