The Peterborough Rotary Club presented a $25,000 cheque to the YES Shelter for Youth and Families towards building two housing units in the YES RISE Youth Housing Program, as well as renovate an existing 12-plex building to allow for the additional capacity. 


Aimee Le Lagadéc, Executive Director for the YES Shelter for Youth and Families is more than pleased with the donation. “Right now, the homelessness rate in Peterborough is far too high and housing has not become more available or affordable through the pandemic. We also know that transitional housing is typically required for young people and families exiting homelessness. The RISE Program and these two additional units, will save lives, and mean a significant decrease in homelessness in Peterborough over time. We are extremely grateful to the Rotary Clubs in Peterborough for this help.”


This donation is part of Peterborough Rotary’s Centennial Celebrations, helping the community in their 100th year. The project will begin this spring and will be completed by summer of 2023.