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Save the 196! YES Shelter Repair Project

Posted on July 10, 2023 in Current News

The YES Emergency Shelter for youth and families on Brock St. serves over 200 people every year. These are young people (16 – 24) and parents with children, with no where else to sleep that night.

At YES, we can provide a safe, warm bed, three meals (including school lunches) every day, and connection to supports in Peterborough that can help individuals exit from homelessness permanently.

We have worked hard to ensure our services meet the needs of people struggling in Peterborough but with our expansion of services, our building has fallen by the wayside. We now find ourselves with thousands of dollars needed for fire safety upgrades, bathroom repairs and upgrades, major sanitary pipe work needing to be done, as well as the basic work needed to fix and maintain an old building.

There is over $200K in repairs required at our shelter at 196 Brock St. and we’re hoping our community can help! Already in 2023, we received over $100K in donations towards this project. We only have $100K more to go. Please consider donating towards this work, so we can continue supporting youth and families who have no where else to go.

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Thank you!