The original home in Moose Jaw was opened to support youth ages 16-18 that were in a situation of either a turbulent home life, couch surfing or living on the streets. This program was called U turn and ran from 2011-2014. In the last year there have been some adjustments made to better meet the needs of the community of Moose Jaw.
The program now is for ages 15-18 and is still open to the youth in the earlier program but also opens the door to youth that have been a part of the Ministry of Social Services since they were younger.
The name of the home changed in the spring of this year, 2015 to Jeremiah Home. We feel that this name change represents the more holistic view of the home focusing on emotional, mental health and preparing them for becoming contributing members of society showing them that they have hope for a future.
For more information contact Nathan Reich at [email protected]
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Two staff and two of our male youth volunteered this summer with Habitat for Humanity building an awesome fence and laying concrete slab stone. The boys loved the experience of working a labor job and the foreman at the end of the 3 days shook their hands and said “Good Job, I would hire you”. He has offered to be a reference on the boys resumes.
This summer we had a presence at the Moose Jaw Sidewalk Days with our Communities Soccer Cage, it was a huge hit and they have asked us to participate again next year and possibly step it up a notch.