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Transgender/Nonbinary/2S Residents

Youth Without Shelter respects the integrity and individuality of all of our youth. Services are offered to each individual in a sensitive, non­judgmental, and caring manner. YWS will make every attempt to ensure accessibility of our shelter and services to transgender, two-spirit, nonbinary, gender diverse, and gender non-conforming individuals. YWS has a zero tolerance policy for any form of harassment or discrimination including but not limited to gender identity or sexual orientation.

YWS operates under the belief all homeless youth have the right to shelter regardless of political or religious beliefs, ethno­cultural background, (dis)ability, gender identity and/ or sexual orientation.


  • All youth residing at Youth Without Shelter will be responded to in their self­defined gender, this includes calling them by their name of choice.
  • Residents will reside in the same room as their self­defined gender and use the appropriate washroom facilities.
  • Youth must be living in their self­defined gender full­time.
  • All YWS services will be available to residents and referrals will be made as needed or identified by residents to assist them with their own special medical, emotional or skill related needs.
  • All other policies and/or procedures will be applied to residents who are residing at Youth Without Shelter equally; including but not limited to: Admission, Discharge, Resident Behavior Contract, etc.

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