Regional Council received an update on Peel Youth Village.
Peel Youth Village is a four-storey transitional housing facility that serves as a residential, recreational, training and education centre for up to 48 youth between the ages of 16 and 30. Occupants can stay up to a maximum of one year.
Peel Housing Corporation owns the facility while Ontario Works in Peel is responsible for operational management. The YMCA provides daily programming and staffing at Peel Youth Village, which operates seven days per week, 24 hours per day.
By the end of September 2007, there were a total of 589 registered members of the community utilizing the programs made available through Peel Youth Village.
The majority of former residents have indicated that they were satisfied with the services offered and would access the supports in the future, if needed. A number of youth still stay connected with staff and are now volunteering their time to speak with new residents.