“If we’re going to prevent and end homelessness in Newmarket and York Region in general, we need the support of the community,” Blue Door Shelters CEO Michael Braithwaite said.

Kevin’s Place is one of three supportive emergency shelters operated by the non-profit organization Blue Door that was founded in 1982, which includes Porter Place for men and Leeder Place for families.

“Kevin’s Place has been around a long time, so in this community, when families break down, when affordability of housing becomes an issue, we’re here to catch those youth, to help them find employment, get healthy, and look for affordable options to get them on a good path in life,” Braithwaite said.