Addressing Immediate NeedsResource Assistance for Youth, Inc.
RaY knows how important it is that homeless and marginalized youth have their most immediate needs addressed in a satisfactory and timely manner, and that services are delivered on youth’s terms. That is why RaY provides basic needs to youth through two initial service points:
At our Drop-In facility at 125 Sherbrook, and; through our Street Outreach Team.
Youth have the option of coming to our Drop-In centre for services or connecting with skilled outreach workers on the street. All interactions with youth are trauma informed and based on the principles of harm reduction by highly qualified staff skilled in the engagement of the most hard to reach populations. At RaY, we are youth advocates; not systems advocates. Our philosophy is participant centred and solution focussed with an emphasis on systems navigation, resource knowledge sharing, and referrals.