oneROOF Youth Services provides hot meals, food hampers, clothing, hygiene products and advocacy to the youth who frequent our services. We also maintain health and safety by means of community outreach. Our Outreach Workers are on the streets daily, meeting the youth “where they’re at”
We also provide youth with the opportunity to acquire life skills training, anger management workshops, recreational and sports opportunities, crisis counseling and referrals, therapeutic craft/art work, education groups, advocacy, family mediation, substance abuse education/referral/treatment/aftercare, emergency shelter and referrals.
Often youth experiencing, or at-risk of, homelessness are without the means to secure health cards and/or various forms of identification. A registered nurse practitioner, from the Downtown Community Health Centre, offers weekly appointments to youth who are suffering from various medical conditions and/or who are in need of medical treatment. It is important that youth receive immediate attention when wounds are sustained or illnesses occur.