The Refuge’s drop-in centre provides some of the comforts of home, like healthy, home-cooked meals, laundry and shower facilities, a backyard community garden, telephone and printer, plus life-changing programs and much more. In addition to meeting physical needs, The Refuge staff and volunteers seek to develop trusting relationships with the youth. Through those relationships, the staff are given opportunities to help by meeting needs, making referrals to specialized agencies, giving encouragement and modelling decision-making skills. These relationships start over a home-cooked meal….thus the need for our 1,500 meals project. The Refuge demonstrates, in a tangible way, the love that God has for each of the youth.