Tyree’s mother finally accepted she needed help with her addictions and was placed in rehab in another province. That meant Tyree and several younger siblings had to be placed in foster care. Tyree – who was 17 years old at the time – didn’t want to go back into care, so he couch surfed, stayed with friends and was even temporarily homeless until he found a place in a group home. It was there he connected with workers from Ubuntu.

C5’s Ubuntu, in partnership with Edmonton Region Child and Family Services, offers families and youth access to a streamlined set of services when they need it most. Ubuntu wraps around people, providing what they need to be successful, and turning traumatic experiences into transformative ones: