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Seated White Wall Homless Youth

“LOFY took me in when there was no other place to go. I would probably be in the drug scene if not for LOFY. It also helped me leave a violent living situation.”  Robin, 18

Join the Shelterlink Board

The strength of our organization is vested in the community members who lead us. If you have the time, then the Board of Directors can use you as a vital member of Shelterlink’s governance and mission! If you are interested please send us an email at 


Come to the Shelterlink Fundraising Events

Shelterlink hosts several fundraising events through out the year. We’d love to see you!
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Donate Goods

Donations of gift cards, food (perishable and non perishable), personal hygiene items, new socks or underwear, movies, games and books are always welcome.  See our Wish List >>


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


Here’s where our funding comes from:

  • 56% Governments
  • 15% United Way Perth-Huron
  • 16% Fundraising
  • 11% Other

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!

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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

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