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

About The RAFT

Who We Are

The RAFT has supported thousands of youth of all ages to become independent and self-sufficient individuals. >> Learn More

The Raft Services & Programs

Youth Resources & Programs

Preventative, as well as reactive, services throughout Niagara, designed to support youth to lead independent and healthy lives. >> Learn More

Get Involved and Help The RAFT

How You Can Get Involved

Get involved by donating time, money or your personal commitment – you can make a difference in the lives of Niagara youth. >> Learn More

Latest News & Information

Check Out YourTV's Feature on The RAFT

Posted Jun 18th, 2019

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Celebrating 25 years as a shelter and life-builder for young people in Niagara

Posted Jun 18th, 2019

Founding Members of the RAFT Board Celebrating day one with a commemorative cake

Bob Waite gets how a young person’s fate can be direct...

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How RAFT is making a difference

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.

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