Help For Homeless Youth

Homeless Youth Seated Against Wall“We want a better life – to return to school, find and keep a job, and overcome addictions”

Need Shelter?

Between ages 16-24? Call Shelterlink to make an appointment, or stop by our office from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.  Learn more >>>

Need Help?

Many youth at Shelterlink are out of school and unemployed. It’s hard to find work and learn how to live independently at the same time.

We teach the life skills needed to find and maintain employment. Learn more about life skills training and independent living referrals and support >>>

Get the Facts

Did you know it’s estimated there are over 100 homeless youth in Perth County right now.  And that homeless youth are more likely to die younger than their peers.  Get the facts about homelessness >>>

Get Involved

Help us help our young people. Join our board, fund-raise, come out to a fundraising event(s), or donate money/goods.  Learn how you can help >>>

Donate Money

Your donation is needed to help provide youth in Perth County with shelter, advocacy services and basic needs.

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Donate online through  Or download our PDF and mail in your donation.

Donations can be mailed to: 
Stratford/Perth Shelterlink
3rd floor, 130 Youngs St.
Stratford, ON
N5A 1J7

At Stratford Perth Shelterlink, our mission is to assist homeless youth and those at risk of becoming homeless. We do more than just assist in finding them a warm safe bed — we are actively working with youth to assist them in their pursuits, through education and skills development supports. We were recently the recipients of a grant through the Emergency Community Support Fund in conjunction with the local Stratford Perth Community Foundation. The grant allowed us to purchase laptops and upgrade our internet and purchase supplies for skills development programming. The staff and youth at the shelter are thrilled they will be able to carry on with education and pursue employment opportunities during the pandemic.

Stratford Perth Shelterlink are the proud recipients of a $7000 grant from the Emergency Community Support Fund with the assistance of the local Stratford Perth Community Foundation.

The grant was much needed support to our local Living Options for Youth and Emergency Community Placement Program which assists homeless youth, or those at risk of experiencing homelessness, during COVID 19.  COVID 19 cancelled a major fundraiser for our organization so we are grateful for the assistance to allow our programs to continue and our shelter to remain operational 24 hours a day.

Next Fundraising Event:

Coldest Night of the Year

Shelterlink Fundraising Events:

  Join us! We’d love to see you!

  To learn more >>

Shelterlink Wish List

We could use your help! Shelterlink is in need of the following items for the Living Options for Youth program. Please consider donating.

  • Fans for the summer!
  • Single bed mattress covers
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Non-perishable goods
  • Laundry soap
  • Laundry baskets
  • Towels
  • Dish soap
  • Single Bed Sheets
  • Grocery Gift Cards
    • to buy fresh items for our Breakfast Program
  • Staples Gift Cards
    • to buy much needed school and office supplies
  • Quarters for Laundry
    • $0.25 x 4 = 1 load

View the complete list > >