Youth Hostel and drop in resource centre: Open 24/7 - 17 Centre Street, in St. Catharines ( View Map)

  • Phone: (905) 984-4365 / 1-833-984-4365
  • Email: Click here

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You can reach The RAFT by phone (905) 984-4365 or 1-833-984-4365, fax (905) 984-3480 or email.

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Hostel Shelter and Resource Centre

Hostel Shelter | 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Drop in Resource Centre | 6pm to 10pm, 7 days a week.

Address | 17 Centre Street, St. Catharines ON L2R 3A6

Online | Send an email

Community Programs

Youth Reconnect | Available across the Niagara Region.

After School Programs & Summer Programs | Available in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls.

Youth in Transition | Available across the Niagara Region.

Eternal Routes | Available across the Niagara Region.

Housing First | Available across the Niagara Region.


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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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