Ride for Refuge - The Portal Youth Outreach Program
We're speaking for people who have little or no voice.
Between now and October 3, we're fundraising in the Ride for Refuge to call attention to some people and priorities that we feel really strongly about. And although it only takes a few hours of our time, we know it will make a difference.
We are Riding for the Portal Youth Outreach program. The Portal provides access to a brighter future for youth in the Annapolis Valley that works to prevent and respond to youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless.
These youth, who are sometimes forgotten, are facing challenges such as: relational breakdown, substance abuse & addictions, isolation, poverty, homelessness, literacy, crime and street level risks, and work/education shortcomings.
The outreach provides a safe place (physically and emotionally) for young people to secure basic needs (food, shelter, relationships) and experience a sense of belonging so that they can take responsibility for their lives and deal with their trauma/ emotional needs.
Each individual that comes through the door or is met in the community are accepted, regardless of their lifestyle, beliefs, age, race, gender, or social-economic status. Some are supported to reconcile with their own family or finding a sense of family in an alternative safe setting
By participating in the RIDE, we're speaking for people who have little or no voice and who often get left behind or ignored. And by fundraising, we're supporting a charity who is bringing hope and refuge to those same people. Thanks for supporting us! #ride20