Beyond Social Services helps children and youth from public rental housing break away from the poverty cycle. The intended impact of their long-term, community building work is that at 25, they will be responsible citizens who are free of social and economic problems. The families are challenged by poverty, poor health and conﬂicts with law and authority. With appropriate support from the community, many can move beyond their circumstances.
BSS discover the strengths of residents and nurture cooperation for the well-being of the community. Eventually, residents take ownership, leading to crime-free living, education and employment, family stability and social capital.