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

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

How The Home Depot Canada Foundation is helping put an end to youth homelessness with “Paper Doors”

Jun 7th, 2017

One component of The Orange Door Project is The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign. From now until July 2, The Home Depot customers can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

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  • I enjoyed cooking group because it teaches us to cook new things we didn't know how to before. The instructor Brian did an amazing job running the program because he made cooking fun. I always look forward to it. It's great to learn how to cook good tasty food when you're on a tight budget.
    - John, Age 20
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