The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre

300 Court Street
Oshawa ON  L1H 4X3

Phone: 905-404-2420

The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre

The Refuge has helped over 3000 youth since 1999. In 2011 The Refuge served 10, 304 meals, worked with 504 youth (262 new youth), and had 9,262 interactions. The Refuge is more than a place to find food, clothing, personal hygiene products, a place to shower, do laundry and participate in programs; The Refuge is a loving home, compassionate community and family where youth can begin to heal from their horrific past.

Contrary to what many think about our youth, they are just like you and me except 92% of The youth that come to The Refuge have been sexually or physically abused. 78% are presently a ward of the crown. 72% were asked to leave their homes by their parents or caregivers. 100% are feel lonely, terrified and unloved.

The Refuge provides unconditional love where youth feel loved, a sense of belonging, safe, nurtured, and encouraged. The Refuge helps young people heal so that they can move forward in a positive direction.

The Refuge is a drop-in centre that serves homeless, hurting and hungry youth 24 and under. The Refuge offers programs that meet basic needs, encourage transformation and generate awareness and teaches homelessness prevention.

The Refuge is a charitable organization dedicated to youth poverty reduction. The Refuge is a drop-in centre that provides a variety of programs designed to transform the lives of homeless, hurting and hungry youth 24 and under regardless of race, gender, sexual-orientation or creed.


The Refuge is a registered charity with the Canada Revenue Agency (84725 2764 RR0001).

The Refuge mission is to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to the youth in our community through practical means of intervention and prevention.

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Business Information


Founded: 1999

Categories: Non-Profit Organization, Youth Organization

Hours

Mon: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tue: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wed: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm



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Past Events

Coldest Night of the Year 2018

Coldest Night of the Year 2018
04:00 pm - 24 February 2018

At The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre

Come shake, shiver and catch snowflakes on your tongue with friends and family of The Refuge! On February 24th, The Refuge is hosting the Coldest Night of the...

Ride for Refuge

Ride for Refuge
08:00 am - 30 September 2017

At The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre

The Back Door Mission is participating in the Ride for Refuge, a non-competitive bicycling and walking fundraiser with locations across Canada. We’re joining with...

Oshawa Coldest Night of the Year 2017

Oshawa Coldest Night of the Year 2017
04:00 pm - 25 February 2017

At The Refuge Youth Outreach Centre

It's cold out there. On February 25th, The Refuge is hosting the Coldest Night of the Year, a 2, 5 & 10 km winter walk hosted in 110+ cities across Canada in support...

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