Every family has the basic right to safe, adequate healthy housing. Some families are denied that right because of unjust circumstances. Youville House is an advocate with those families so that they can excercise and enjoy their right to decent housing. Some families abuse their right to housing because of a complexity of reasons. Youville House explores those reasons with these families and assists them to use their own resources to regain their right to housing and to accept the responsibilities of such rights. We shall seek to accomplish these tasks within the least amount of time required in order to promote self-sufficiency of the family unit.