For Youth

RaY is for youth who need a helping hand, regardless of the reason.

Welcome to RaY! We are here to provide assistance to you, on your terms, so you may better your life. You don’t need a referral or be able to fit into any special group to come to RaY.

If you are under the age of 29, regardless of who you are, where you’re from or why you need assistance– you will be welcomed, free from judgement. We offer a full service hub of programs that you can choose from:

 

Immediate Needs

  • Street Outreach
  • Drop-In: warm meals, advocacy
  • Basic Needs: clothing, showers, laundry and more
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Health & Wellness

  • Mental Health Supports
  • Addictions Support: counselling, referrals to treatment
  • Drop-In Health Clinic
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Housing

  • Eviction Prevention & Rapid Rehousing
  • Transitional Housing
  • Permanent Housing
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Employment & Education

  • Growing Opportunities Program: resumes, job search and more
  • Paid training programs
  • Life Skills Workshops
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“Whenever I’ve needed help, I’ve been given it. When I’ve been sick, I’ve been given a place to sleep.”

“They make me feel like we’re one big family who I can trust and talk to when I need someone there for me.”

“I like the environment and how everyone seems dedicated to their work. I feel really comfortable being here…”

“It feels like home. It’s where I belong.”

“A place to chill. Got my ass off the street and out of shelters.”

“The open, welcoming atmosphere where I feel completely unjudged and cared about. The support and welcoming feeling you get when you walk in, and the immediate attention from staff, being so able to help.”

“[I] like that young people are helping young people.”

“[The] awesome hustle, excellent response time to highest priority at time being.”

“Getting up in the morning and having a job makes me smile and feel better about myself.”

Are you a youth in need?