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

Resource Centre

The Resource Centre provides social and support services, including assistance with education and employment resources.


The Resource Drop In Centre offers a place to reconnect with peers as well as receive mentoring and support when needed. It also gives youth a chance to improve their life skills by participating in our Steps to Independent Living and recreation programs.

The Resource Centre also acts as an access point to many other helpful services, such as:

  • Government assistance
  • Mental Health assistance
  • Employment help
  • Education help
  • Housing assistance
  • Steps to Independent Living program
  • Addictions Support
  • Community Outreach program

The Resource Centre provides a safe place that is free from violence, alcohol and drugs, judgement and bullying.

The RAFT Resource Centre is open seven days a week and provides:

  • Hot and nutritious meals
  • Social and recreation programs
  • Phone and free Wi-Fi
  • Shower and laundry facilities
  • Social support
  • Crisis counselling
  • Access to Hygiene Products, Clothing Closet and Food Cupboard supported and sponsored by our caring community.

More importantly, the Resource Centre is a place to go.

Programs offered at the resource centre are made possible by generous community donations, the Trillium Foundation, and the United Way of St. Catharines & District.

          


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How The Home Depot Canada Foundation is helping put an end to youth homelessness with “Paper Doors”

Jun 7th, 2017

One component of The Orange Door Project is The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign. From now until July 2, The Home Depot customers can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

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