COVID-19- The Refuge will be operating as a Youth Warming Centre during the provincial shut-down and will provide services to youth 16-27 as per usual.

ref·uge

/ˈrefˌyo͞oj,ˈrefˌyo͞oZH/

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?

CURRENT STATISTICS

Jan. 1 –  Dec. 31, 2020

289

different youth served at The Refuge

895
Including Covid-19 programming

8,493
meals and snacks served to youth


26,955
including
Covid-19
programming

3,614

recorded program interactions


10,788
including covid-19 programming

81

New youth (first time at The Refuge)

508
including covid-19 programming

The Refuge

300 Court Street

Oshawa, ON L1H 4X3

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

contactus@refugeoutreach.com

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