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A legal agreement between youth and Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) is available for youth ages 16 to 18 who cannot return home to their family for reasons of safety, and youth who have no parent or guardian willing to take responsibility for them. To be eligible, youth must be motivated to address their homelessness or other significant adverse conditions such as severe substance abuse or mental health condition. Program provides financial assistance for a place to live, as well as access to services and support to help youth gain independence, return to school and/or gain work experience and life skills, and deal with concerns such as mental health and addiction issues. Aims to protect the rights of youth to be healthy and independent, to receive guidance and support, and to be protected from abuse, neglect, and harm. Program is accessed through local MCFD offices.