Sprott House is a 25-bed facility. It's a transitional housing program. It's more of an independent-style housing program. It's not an emergency shelter. If a young person has just been kicked out of the home, finds his or her way to Toronto and needs a place to sleep right then and there, that's not what Sprott House offers. You have to apply for the program. You have an interview, and then you come to the program. It's not as quick as an emergency shelter. There are currently no emergency shelters for LGBTQ2S youth.
Young people can live at Sprott House for up to two years. They have case management and a variety of different life skills programs that young people are able to attend. All of the staff who work there are either LGBTQ2S-identified or have a very strong understanding. They have received quite a bit of training.
All of the programs they have designed are really focused on an LGBTQ2S lens. For example, the forms that are filled out when a young person enters a shelter or a housing program generally do not include LGBTQ2S youth, but that's a difference at a place like Sprott House where everything is really done with the idea of LGBTQ2S youth at the centre of all the services, all the forms, everything they offer.