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

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Mission Statement

The RAFT – operated by the Niagara Resource Service for Youth contributes to the welfare of our community by helping at-risk youth, families and neighbourhoods become independent and self-sufficient.

Services strengthen the emotional and social well being of clients while acting as a portal to community resources. We believe that working together, one step at a time, we can make a difference.

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The RAFT helps kids living on the street and those at risk of being on the street. For homeless and at risk street youth, the RAFT provides a Resource Drop In Centre, Hostel and Steps to Independent Living Program. 

Through its Neighbourhood Awakening Initiatives, and After School Programs, the RAFT helps young people and local groups make positive changes in their neighbourhoods.

The Youth Reconnect Program supports at risk youth in their home communities and prevents them from having to leave the Region to obtain services.

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The Push for Change - Follow-up

Nov 7th, 2016

Coverage of the Push for Change through downtown St. Catharines. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the RAFT and The Push for Change Tuesday, November 1!

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  • I just wanted to say thank-you to the staff who helped me get to where I am now. You showed me I could be better then I was and for that, I thank you.
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