Cornerstone Landing Youth Services works to reduce, prevent and end youth homelessness by providing direct support and/or financial assisstance to low income, at-risk youth over the age of sixteen.

For assistance: 
Please call one of our Housing Case Workers:
Ian Richardson - 613-206-5050
Chris Wright - 613-612-3465

Programs

Housing First Case Management: 
One of Cornerstone Landing's Housing First Case Managers will assist youth with finding housing, registering in school, securing Ontario Works and setting up apartments.  Referrals to other community services will also be made as relevant.   Case managers will also help young people re-connect with their families.

Ontario Works Trustee: 
Young people age 16 and 17, who cannot live at home, may be eligible to secure financial assistance from Ontario Works.  To do so, they must have a legal trustee over the age of 18 who will attend their Ontario Works appointments and assist them with their finances.  Our Housing First Case Managers will act as trustees for those youth who do not have someone responsible in their lives to help them in this capacity. 

Rent Supplements / Financial Assistance:
Most young people securing Ontario Works do not have enough money to secure housing.   Hence, Cornerstone Landing fundraises each year to provide financial assistance of up to $200 per month in the form of rent supplements or gift certificates for basic needs such as food, hygiene supplies and clothing. 

Transitional Housing:
In 2017, Cornerstone Landing was proud to open the first ever Youth Transistional Housing program for young peoople age 16-25 who had been or were at risk of being homeless.  Youth can be selected to stay in our residential transitional home, based on their need of a safe, stable,  and supportive  environment. Our transitional housing program includes a live-in adult to offer support, as well as regular checkins and support offered by our Housing Case Workers. The program offers affordable rents for youth, in a large 4 bedroom home in Smiths Falls, Ontario. Youth will have the opportunity to develop necessary life skills as well as be expected to work towards an education, finding employment or volunteering to work towards independent living. 

Donations of Supplies: 
Thanks to the many generous donations from community members, of furniture, hygiene supplies, food and cleaning supplies, Cornerstone Landing is able to provide many young people in our program with regular supplies and assistance furnishing their apartments.  

By Name Lists:
Cornerstone Landing was proud to work with the County of Lanark and the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness to make Lanark County a 2017 Canadian Pilot Site for a By Name List (BNL).  A BNL is a service delivery tool in which a live list of people (in this case youth) is maintained to ensure that the individuals struggling the most with their housing recieve the support they need to become stable and safely housed.  We continue to work with those agencies providing direct support to youth in Lanark County to develop this important resource. 
Given the right set of circumstances, anyone can fall into homelessness

But by supporting Cornerstone Landing you offer hope, shelter and a furture to those youth in need.