At Start Me Up Niagara, we offer services to support people facing significant challenges such as poverty, homelessness, unemployment, disabilities, addictions and mental illness.
Start Me Up Niagara offers services and programs to individuals who face significant life challenges to provide them with opportunities to stabilize, participate and grow.
Our services range from community lunches, health care, and arts and gardening programs, to housing supports and employment development. Together, we are working to build a community where all are included.
The Centre is a welcoming safe place, providing drop-in services, programs and activities for individuals in need.
The Work Action Centre provides employment supports for job seekers, employers and entrepreneurs.
We offer a variety of programs ranging from our Outreach Centre designed to assist individuals to access community resources to the Housing Preservation program to break the cycle of homelessness.
We offer Seasonal Emergency Overnight Shelters in St. Catharines and Niagara Falls. We work in partnership with the Out of the Cold program which provides hot meals for homeless individuals during the winter.
Art Me Up is a project designed for participants to archive their creative past and present through the exploration of multi-disciplinary arts in a safe studio environment.
Bike Me Up is set up as a fully-equipped bicycle shop that accepts and repairs donated bicycles from the public that sells them back to the community accessible prices.
The Start Me Up Niagara community garden program brings fresh, local vegetables and fruits from the garden to the tables of the people in our community.