Client of a Partner Agency

Through the help of this program, I was able to maintain stable housing, graduate, and moved into my own place just after turning 19.

Daniel E, BuildingUp Participant

The project at Cedar Mains has been exciting to look forward to through some difficult times in my personal life… I am so thankful to have the opportunity to not only learn the trades but to make an impact. After meeting the young ladies that are moving into to the home we’re building, I can see the difference this project will make in their lives. It’s much more than just a house.

Janet, client of a Partner Agency

Everyone at the organization, everyone in the building… they just made me feel like they’re proud of me. I had no self esteem, I had no self-confidence, nothing. And they started working on giving it back to me. They say that I’m doing the work, but you have to have a reason to start doing the work – you need that team to be there.

Sean Gadon, Director of Affordable Housing Office, City of Toronto

The City of Toronto is very pleased to participate in Raising the Roof’s Reside Program… We see the Reside Program as an important initiative in creating new community-based housing solutions for youth in Toronto. We are particularly excited that the Reside Program has the potential to be scaled up to provide housing opportunities for vulnerable youth in towns and cities from coast to coast to coast.

Sharon, client of a Partner Agency

Thank you so much for never giving up on me and helping me towards my goal of having my own home, a job and finally being happy. The organization saved my life.