The drop-in has been a safe place, a place to call home, for street-involved and homeless youth, ages 16-24. Like any home, the centre offered daily meals, showers, laundry facilities, and access to other basics like clothing and socks to the youth who came through our door.

Despite not having a permanent address, ARK continues to be a community where youth are valued, respected and encouraged to thrive. We walk alongside people, building relationships that allow us to provide:

  • help accessing vital services in the community, such as legal advice, health and dental care, addiction services, mental health support, education, employment, and housing options
  • individual support ranging from meeting basic needs to walking along side people as they pursue their passions, whether they are artists, entrepreneurs, or students
  • assistance accessing emergency shelter and finding long-term housing, providing support as new accommodations turn into homes
  • support through the court system and in correctional facilities
  • networking with other outreaches in our community, regionally, and nationally

Homeless youth from across Canada have been part of our community for over 25 years and continue to be our primary focus.

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The Drop-In, What’s Happening?

Welcoming youth for the past 20 years, ARK’s drop-in is currently in a season of change.  The drop-in is not presently open on a daily basis, though we continue to be committed in various ways to youth who are homeless and marginalized in our community.

We are keeping on with the unseen, quiet work of relationship building and support while we process and imagine next steps for ARK.

For more information please refer to our Winter Newsletter



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Winter Newsletter

Welcome to 2018!

For an update on ARK please read our latest newsletter:




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Spring Newsletter


Spring is here!  

We would like to share an update from ARK:

 Spring Newsletter 2017

This new season brings with it some changes for the months ahead at ARK’s drop-in for youth.

The drop-in will be closed for the summer months to allow for a season of sabbatical and birth.

During the summer, ARK will continue to be active in the community each week through the Sunday Suppers.

The administration of the organization will continue through these months as well.

We look forward to reconnecting with youth and our community at the drop-in in the fall.

Thank you for your interest and support.





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WALK for ARK, a video to inspire us


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