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

Program Donors

We would like to thank the programs donors who helped create a brighter future for youth in the Niagara Region, through their generous donations and support.


Partners

  • Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • Family and Children's Services
  • The Home Depot
  • United Way Niagara
  • Niagara Prosperity Initiative
  • Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Our Community Guardians


Our Community Builders

  • A.B. & J.L. Whites Insurance Brokers Ltd.
  • James and Maureen Aitken
  • Carol Cimicata
  • Steven & Stephanie Collins
  • Melanie Corbett
  • First Grantham United Church Women
  • Niagara College - Business Department
  • Retired Teachers of Ontario - District 14
  • Rotary Club of Welland
  • St. Giles Presbyterian Church
  • Robert & Kathie Welch
  • David & Lynn Zwart

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News & Updates

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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  • I enjoyed cooking group because it teaches us to cook new things we didn't know how to before. The instructor Brian did an amazing job running the program because he made cooking fun. I always look forward to it. It's great to learn how to cook good tasty food when you're on a tight budget.
    - John, Age 20
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