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Resource Assistance for Youth, Inc. (RaY) is a non-profit street-level agency working with street-entrenched and homeless youth up to the age of 29. RaY is non-judgmental and non-partisan, employing a harm reduction approach to all interactions with youth in need.

Watch our promotional video here.

RaY’s Mission: To provide youth with what they need, on their terms, to better their lives.

A Discussion on Youth Homelessness: A Provincial Problem?

As part of the 47th National Congress on Housing & Homelessness, Resource Assistance for Youth and the Canadian Housing & Renewal Association are happy to offer three workshops on ending and preventing youth homelessness.

Date: April 28th,  2015 

Location: Room 2M70 2nd Floor Manitoba Hall
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, MB
Time: 1:00 pm 

This event is open to the public. Please RSVP to:

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A Safe and Decent Place to Live: Care, respect and dignity in responding to the needs of homeless youth  – Dr. Stephen Gaetz

Supporting Communities to Plan and Implement Strategies to End Youth Homelessness – Melanie Redman

The Province of Alberta’s Plan to Prevent and End Youth Homelessness Supporting Healthy and Successful Transitions to Adulthood: A Plan to Prevent and Reduce Youth Homelessness – David French


Thank You!

Thank you to all the volunteers, walkers, donors and sponsors who helped to make Winnipeg's first Coldest Night of the Year a wonderful success!

forRaY Second Chance Shoppe
forRaY is now officially open! forRaY aims to provide quality affordable furnishings and housewares while acting as a retail employment training program for marginalized youth. 

195 Young St.
Wednesday - Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5: 00 p.m.

forRaY is looking for volunteers! 

RaY's Value Statement: R.E.A.L.I.T.Y.

Monday-Friday: 10:00-5:00
  Street Outreach
Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday/Friday 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday & Wednesday 5:30pm - 9:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm - 4:00pm

To contact the front desk, please phone 204-783-5617 or visit the contact page for a list of extensions. Email inquires can be sent to

RaY's 2013 Annual Report is now available online.

Help RaY Today! - Click here to learn more.

A BIG thanks is in order to Jim and Randy of Jim Gauthier Chevrolet for donating our new Street Outreach Van! 
Jim and Randy Gauthier with Kelly Holmes

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5 Days for The Homeless begins Sunday, March 15 and run until the 20th. Six Students from the University of Manitoba will sleep outside University Centre to raise awareness and funds for RaY and homeless youth.
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