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The Orange Door Project 2021

Posted Jul 6th, 2021

We’ve partnered with The Home Depot Canada Foundation to help raise funds for Niagara youth! All funds raised at the St. Catharines Home Depot store during the campaign will support the RAFT.

Orange Door 2021

DID YOU KNOW? The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to preventing and helping end youth homelessness, pledging to invest $50 million by 2022. Together this support works to break cycles of inequity and enable at-risk youth facing homelessness to achieve positive development outcomes and realize their full potential.

The Orange Door Project, The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign is one of its many fundraising components. From now until August 1st, The Home Depot customers can make a donation online (orangedoorproject.ca) or in-store in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

Encourage your friends, family members, neighbours and colleagues to support the campaign today!

Learn more at orangedoorproject.ca

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Two Years of Shelter Diversion: Learnings and Lessons

Aug 9th, 2021

This report examines the effectiveness of a Centralized Shelter Diversion program in the Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada between April 2019 and April 2021. The dataset consists of information gathered by a team of Shelter Diversion workers who had 2,643 interactions with 1,181 unique people as they sought access to shelter provided by the RAFT’s Youth Shelter, Southridge Community Church’s Adult Shelter, or the Boys and Girls Club of Niagara’s Nightlight Youth Shelter. The report plots the n...

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