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...
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.
Program Highlight: Youth Reconnect
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.
- Ontario Trillium Foundation
- Family & Children's Services
- The Home Depot
- CMHA Niagara
- Niagara Region
- Niagara Regional Housing
- Niagara Catholic District School Board
- Niagara Prosperity Initiative
- District School Board of Niagara
- United Way Niagara
- Ministry of Community and Social Services
- Youth Resources Niagara - YRN
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