|Laurier has chosen to support two major charities in Waterloo Region for the third year in a row. We have selected two different charities because of the types of services that they offer and their locations within the Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge area.
Kitchener-Waterloo Reaching Our Outdoor Friends (ROOF)
242 Queen St. S.
K-W ROOF Provides front line support counselling, and outreach to street youth and youth in transition 15-25 years. Helps meet basic needs for shelter, hygiene, food and clothing. Programs include a Substance Abuse Prevention Program, drop in sexual health clinic, food hampers, crisis counselling, prescription subsidies, and an anger management program. Click here to watch a video on the services ROOF provides.
The Argus Residence for Young People provides an emergency and transitional shelter for homeless youth between the ages of 16-24 here in Cambridge. This shelter provides services amalgamated with a comprehensive life skill acquisition program that, with the support of community partners, will prepare young people for independent living or if feasible, a safe and healthy return home.