A Different Street (ADS) Supportive Housing


A Different Street (ADS) Supportive Housing provides affordable accommodation and support to homeless or unstably housed young men, ages 16 to 21 upon entry to the program, who are justice-involved or at risk of being so.

ADS provides male identifying youth an opportunity to access safe accommodations and utilize on-site supports to assist with their life goals. Through these on-site supports, youth are assisted in actively addressing their specific personal, social, vocational, and health-related needs. As well, they are supported in developing the resources, including skills and attitudes, necessary for a successful transition to adulthood.

Individuals who live at ADS will have the responsibility of rent. All units at ADS are self-contained bachelor units.

Services provided:

  • Comprehensive assessment
  • Collaborative case planning
  • Individual counselling and support
  • Practical assistance
  • Monitoring of court conditions
  • Referral to other community resources


Youturn Youth Support Services has partnered with the John Howard Society of Ottawa, to provide ADS two on-site Community Support Team (CST) workers.


Youth can apply to ADS through the central housing registry or contact below for more information.

Contact: Krystle Fountotos, Residential Coordinator
Email: kfountotos@jhsottawa.ca

How the ADS Program Operates