Clients: Youth age 13-21 years
Hours: Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. & Friday 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Location: 4928-51 Street, Red Deer, AB T4N 2A7
Life on the street is harsh, demanding, and unforgiving. To find their best way forward, youth at risk of sexual exploitation and addiction need support in getting through each day. The drop-in centre is a welcoming environment where youth can get what they need to minimize the risks they face on the street. No matter the choices they make, they are welcome every day or whenever they wish to visit.
At the drop-in centre, two youth outreach workers and a program coordinator build relationships by providing crisis counselling and a wide range of supports. These include both practical supports such as access to showers, food, and clothing, and educational supports such as resume writing and job search help. On Fridays, our team is in the community offering educational presentations to schools and agencies. Street Ties outreach sessions inform youth and the community about the risks of a street lifestyle and strategies young people can employ to protect themselves.
For more information or to make a referral, please contact us.