Transitional Housing

THE SWITCHBACK

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 then straight but leads eventually to the top of a mountain.

Switchback is a 2-year program for youth aged 16-24 who have been affected by homelessness. Our 15-unit apartment building in Chilliwack can house 22 youth at a time. This program offers a structured yet flexible living environment focusing on life skills development, education, and employment support. Youth will receive the necessary support to overcome obstacles and achieve their potential, thanks to the leadership of the City of Chilliwack and B.C. Housing.

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Babich House

Babich House in Abbotsford is a semi-independent housing environment for four male youth. Resident House Parents provide a nurturing, supportive, and loving Christian home. Youth contribute to the home by sharing chores such as cleaning, making meals, and doing yard work. Additionally, two Resident House Leaders mentor the youth, serving as living examples of men walking in the Christian faith.

Home At Last

Home at Last provides safe, affordable, and supported shared housing for youth aged 19-24 who face challenges accessing appropriate housing due to high market rent rates and low vacancy rates. This program supports both youth ready for independence and those returning from substance use treatment, offering a stable foundation and wrap-around support to build their futures.