The Refuge will be ‘re-opening’ on our Patio but only for ages 16-26 starting June 23rd.  We will be serving breakfast from 9-10:30 and Lunch from 12-2pm.

The Rec. Room program, the Friday Family Night Dinner program and the Levi’s Table program will still be closed until further notice.



noun: a condition of being safe or sheltered from pursuit, danger, or trouble.

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble." Psalm 46:1

Since 1999, The Refuge has been working with youth experience homeless, live at a street-level, are at-risk of experiencing homelessness or who are struggling.  More than just a place to find breakfast, lunch, showers, laundry facilities, access to clothing and personal hygiene products, as well as housing help, The Refuge is a place where youth can find community, safety, belonging and a renewed hope for their future.  

The vision of The Refuge is to see people restored to the truth that they are created in the image of God with gifts, abilities, the capacity to make positive decisions and to affect change in the world around them. We desire to see people reveal God’s glory through careful stewardship of their lives, communities, resources and relationships.

For Youth

Are you a youth wondering what type of things go on at The Refuge and how The Refuge might be able to help you?

For Community Members

Do you represent a business, community group, church or are you an individual interested in learning more about The Refuge and how you can help youth in our community?


March 17 – June 22 (end of covid take-out program)

9,401 meals served


January 1 –  31, 2020


different youth served at The Refuge
(523 in 2019)


meals and snacks served to youth
(18,392 IN 2019)


recorded program interactions
(9,406 in 2019)


New youth (first time at The Refuge)
(184 in 2019)

The Refuge

300 Court Street

Oshawa, ON L1H 4X3

(p) 905-404-2420 (f) 905-404-1910

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