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STR8 UP

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226 Avenue V S
Saskatoon SK S7M 3E3
Canada

(306) 244-1771

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Hours:
Monday - Friday
9:30am - 4:30pm

Community Impact

STR8 UP is the primary leader in gang prevention/intervention in Saskatchewan, and is often sought out for its experience in working with street gang members. The impact STR8 UP has on the community is measured in the successes the members have in transforming their lives. Those who are caught up in the gang lifestyle face numerous barriers that often hinder their positive re-integration into the community. STR8 UP provides crucial support.

Financial Breakdown

Financial donations go towards supporting organizational costs directly related to supporting the members and can be directed to any of the individual programs when requested.
In the past few months, 26 new known gang members have expressed interest in leaving their gang and joining STR8 UP. This substantial increase in the growing number of individuals who want to exit gang life is evidence that STR8 UP is having a positive impact.

Philosophy

STR8 UP assists individuals in mastering their own destiny in liberating themselves from gangs and criminal street lifestyles.
The focus of STR8 UP is relationships. In their growing years, these young people were too often mistreated, abandoned and rejected. The new world into which they enter with STR8 UP is based on cooperation.
Positive and healing relationships are based on mutual trust, respect, compassion, honesty and humility.

Programs & Services

STR8 UP provides a variety of services and cultural programming. This includes advocacy work and outreach, connecting members with community resources, referrals to other services/agencies, transportation to/from medical appointments, probation meetings, court hearings; assisting in times of need – i.e. loss of housing, personal or family conflict, etc.; and support for those currently incarcerated and once released.

How You Can Help

Financial Gifts

Financial donations go towards supporting organizational costs directly related to supporting the members and can be directed to any of the individual programs when requested.

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What we urgently need

We will run out of the following in the next few days…
Volunteer Time

STR8 UP is in need of secure offsite storage space for used furniture, organizational items, and general storage. If you can help with this please contact us at the office.

Clothing
Socks
Gloves
Boots
Warm clothing
Blankets

Spring/Fall jackets and bunny hugs are always in demand and much appreciated along with lightly used shoes and boots.

Personal Items
Deodorant
Shampoo
Toothbrush
Toothpaste

Personal Hygiene packs with basic items are needed and are used when individuals come to us without anything and have no means to access these items.

What we always need

To run our programs each day we always need…
Financial Gifts

Financial donations go towards supporting organizational costs directly related to supporting the members and can be directed to any of the individual programs when requested.

Volunteer Time

STR8 UP is looking for community business partnerships that can help us offer employment shadowing opportunities to our members where they can work on their employment skills while being supported by our outreach workers and learn about functioning in the workplace. If you are interested in having one of our members work with you please give us a call.

Clothing
Socks
Sweatpants
T-shirts
Hoodies

STR8 UP clients are always in need of new underwear, socks, sweatshirts and sweatpants.

How To Donate

1
In Person

Visit us at our office!

We are open Monday to Friday 9:30 – 4:30 pm.

Please give us a call first 306-244-1771

 

2
By Mail Or Phone

Cheques can be mailed to:

STR8 UP
226 Avenue V South
Saskatoon, SK
S7M 3E3

3
Online

Donate one time or set up automatic monthly contributions.  

DONATE NOW

We also accept donations via e-transfers to:
info@str8-up.ca

Other Ways

A donation of securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes don’t apply, you can give more and get more. Plus, we make it easy to donate securities to one or many charities today.

Explore some of the many ways you can give to STR8 UP through Canada Helps.org