Youth Hostel and drop in resource centre: Open 24/7 - 17 Centre Street, in St. Catharines ( View Map)

Our Services

The RAFT operates services throughout Niagara, all under a common vision of providing the youth with the resources and tools they need to lead independent and healthy lives.


We provide both preventative and reactive services to best suit the needs of the youth. For youth who have run out of options and have no other place to go we offer our Hostel Shelter.

The Hostel meets the immediate needs and provides resources to set youth on a new path towards independence and self-sufficiency. For other youth facing homelessness, we offer our Youth Reconnection Services.

Our Community Development Initiatives work to create healthy communities in an effort to prevent youth from needing emergency services in the future.

Our hope that through our services, youth can have their needs met and acquire the tools they need to lead a successful life.

Follow the links below to find out more about the various services we provide:


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News & Updates

The Push for Change - Follow-up

Nov 7th, 2016

Coverage of the Push for Change through downtown St. Catharines. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the RAFT and The Push for Change Tuesday, November 1!

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  • I just wanted to say thank-you to the staff who helped me get to where I am now. You showed me I could be better then I was and for that, I thank you.
    - David
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