Born in the Hood, Raised on the Block. Stories from the Streets is the fourth publication from the Youth Services program at St. Stephen’s Community House. The book was created for youth, by youth, to give insight into the lives, experiences and impact of growing up in social housing. Young people from across the City of Toronto provided real life stories, interviews, poems and artwork to create a book that depicts the harsh realities faced by many youth living in social housing.
This 3-year project was funded by Toronto Public Health’s Toronto Urban Health Fund.
The book was published by Discovering Diversity Publishing and is available for sale on Discovery's website.