Whytecliff starts from a carefully crafted physical environment, intentionally designed to feel warm, safe, friendly, and as beautiful as we can make it. Inside, children find a mixture of open, inviting spaces (more conducive to group gatherings), as well as smaller, more personal spaces too. To gently set the right tone, we use colours of gold for hope, blue for calm, and green for growth. We use wallpaper that is textured to allow children to feel cozy, real wood to indicate that these are places of substance, aquariums to invite quiet reflection, and smaller groupings of furniture to encourage small group interaction. Both sites have open, family-style kitchens that serve as natural gathering places. Our Langley location accommodates up to 56 youth, and our centre in Burnaby provides for up to 36 youth.