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Home Base Yellowknife


No youth left out.

Home Base YK provides housing and support to youth in Yellowknife in order for them to achieve life-long success.

Programs and Projects

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Home Base Youth Dorms

Home Base YK operates a central dorm-style housing program in downtown Yellowknife - there are 10 rooms available and youth who live here are supported to reach their goals and make the important next steps to be more independent.

Emergency Youth Shelter

Home Base YK runs an emergency youth shelter, open from 8 pm - 12 pm 365 days a year. Any youth aged 12 - 18 in Yellowknife who finds they have no place to stay at night, can sleep at the emergency youth shelter. 

Yellowknife Youth Centre

The Youth Centre is open 7 days a week from 12 noon until 8 pm. Youth aged 12 - 24 can stop in for lunch or dinner, to use the internet, or to participate in programs and educational opportunities. 

Youth Housing Program

Home Base YK operates a housing program that supports youth to live in their own space and receive the level of support they need from staff. For some, this may be weekly check ups, and for others it may be regular check ins and support with life skills. 


Mental Health and Addictions Program

Home Base YK runs a program for youth aged 12 - 24, who are experiencing challenges with their mental health and/or with addictions.

Communities Building Youth Futures

The Communities Building Youth Futures (CBYF)  project aims to develop a community strategy to better support youth facing barriers to help them successfully complete high school and successfully transition from high school to post-secondary, trades, or employment.

Education and Employment Program

Home Base YK operates an education and employment program to support youth to reach their education and employment goals. 

Food Support for Youth

Home Base YK runs a food support program - any youth aged 12 - 24 can apply for a bi-weekly gift card to the Independent so they can ensure they have access to healthy food. Gift cards can be picked up at the Youth Centre between 12 noon and 8 pm Tuesday to Saturday. 

Youth Recreation Program

Home Base YK runs recreation program for youth, that runs in conjunction with all other programs at the organization.  

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