the average age of a child waiting to be adopted from foster care is eight years old.
Through our shelter service programs, Boys & Girls Aid provides housing and other support to children and youth for short periods of time.
There are a number of reasons why young people come to Boys & Girls Aid in need of a safe place to stay temporarily and help from our staff. Some have run away from home or been asked to leave home by their families. Some have parents who are experiencing homelessness or otherwise cannot provide a safe and stable place for their child to stay. Some are in need of a temporary break from their home and time to work on skills that will allow the young person to move back home successfully.
For these children, Boys & Girls Aid shelter service programs provide shelter, stabilization, and assessment. Our staff works individually with each young person in our care to evaluate their particular needs and to develop the best plan for a successful future.