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Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) is a non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29. RaY is non-judgmental and non-partisan, employing a harm reduction approach to all interactions with youth in need.

Watch our promotional video here.

RaY’s Mission: To provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives.

forRaY Second Chance Shoppe
forRaY is now officially open! forRaY aims to provide quality affordable furnishings and housewares while acting as a retail employment training program for marginalized youth. 

195 Young St.
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.

  On February 21st, RaY is hosting the Coldest Night of the Year, a 2, 5 & 10 km winter walk hosted in 80+ cities across Canada in support of our work here in Winnipeg with the hungry, homeless, and hurting.

GOAL: With your help, our goal is to raise $80,000 by February 21st, 2015!

HOW: To accomplish our goal, we're looking for 40 team captains (of all shapes, sizes and ages) who will recruit 7-8 friends to their team, with a goal of raising $2000 per team. Of course, we're also looking for a whole pile of walkers to join each of our teams and help us raise the funds. Register to walk or volunteer today!

RaY's Value Statement: R.E.A.L.I.T.Y.

Monday-Friday: 10:00-5:00

  Street Outreach
Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday/Friday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To contact the front desk, please phone 204-783-5617 or visit the contact page for a list of extensions. Email inquires can be sent to

RaY's 2013 Annual Report is now available online.

Help RaY Today! - Click here to learn more.



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The Kids Aren't Alright View Full Story Minimize
August 22, 2014 | Alex White
Join us for the beginning of a new community initiative spearheaded by Resource Assistance for Youth (RaY), to develop tangible, fast-action strategies to end youth homelessness.
RaY, in partnership with the The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to invite you to a special BOLD Winnipeg luncheon with Dr. Stephen Gaetz. As director of The Homeless Hub and a professor at York University, Dr. Gaetz will provide insight and examples of cross-sector collaboration to address the multi-layered issues of youth homelessness. We look forward to seeing you at this important event.
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