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About The RAFT

Who We Are

The RAFT has supported thousands of youth of all ages to become independent and self-sufficient individuals. >> Learn More

The Raft Services & Programs

Youth Resources & Programs

Preventative, as well as reactive, services throughout Niagara, designed to support youth to lead independent and healthy lives. >> Learn More

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Latest News & Information

An Innovative Approach to Solving Youth Homelessness in Rural Canada

An Innovative Approach to Solving Youth Homelessness in Rural Canada

Posted Nov 18th, 2014

Six years ago we started offering a youth homelessness prevention program called Youth Reconnect. This was a large undertaking for us as it represented a completely new strategic direction for our services and was being piloted in a largely rural community approximately 50 kilometers away

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How RAFT is making a difference

Niagara Resource Service for Youth

The RAFT is operated by the Niagara Resource Service for Youth and helps kids living on the street and those at risk of being on the street learn skills for leading healthy, productive lives.

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

Since the beginning, our community has generously supported the RAFT through both financial and in kind donations.

Without your support the RAFT would not exist.


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RAFT services strengthen the emotional and social well being of clients while acting as a portal to community resources.

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