STR8 UP

STR8 UP assists individuals in mastering their own destiny and liberating themselves from gangs, addictions and criminal street lifestyles.

Where to find us:

Location

226 Avenue V S

Saskatoon, SK

S7M 3E3

(306) 244-1771

Hours:
Monday – Friday
9:30am – 4:30pm

Where to find us:

Financial gifts

Financial donations go towards supporting organizational costs directly related to supporting the members and can be directed to any of the individual programs when requested.

What we need:

Clothing
Personal Items

Requests and Updates

How you can help

Financial Donations

Donate one time or set up automatic monthly contributions.  DONATE NOW

We also accept donations via e-transfers to: info@str8-up.ca

Cheques can be mailed to: STR8 UP, 226 Avenue V South, Saskatoon, SK S7M 3E3

Item Donations

Visit us at our office! We are open Monday to Friday 9:30 – 4:30 pm.

Please give us a call first 306-244-1771

Personal Hygiene packs with basic items are needed and are used when individuals come to us without anything and have no means to access these items.

STR8 UP clients are always in need of new underwear, socks, sweatshirts and sweatpants.

More Ways to Help

A donation of securities or mutual funds is the most efficient way to give charitably. Since capital gains taxes don’t apply, you can give more and get more. Plus, we make it easy to donate securities to one or many charities today.

Explore some of the many ways you can give to STR8 UP through Canada Helps.org

More about us

Community Impact

STR8 UP is the primary leader in gang prevention/intervention in Saskatchewan, and is often sought out for its experience in working with street gang members. The impact STR8 UP has on the community is measured in the successes the members have in transforming their lives. Those who are caught up in the gang lifestyle face numerous barriers that often hinder their positive re-integration into the community. STR8 UP provides crucial support.

Financial Breakdown

Financial donations go towards supporting organizational costs directly related to supporting the members and can be directed to any of the individual programs when requested. In the past few months, 26 new known gang members have expressed interest in leaving their gang and joining STR8 UP. This substantial increase in the growing number of individuals who want to exit gang life is evidence that STR8 UP is having a positive impact.

Our Philosophy

STR8 UP assists individuals in mastering their own destiny and liberating themselves from gangs, addictions and criminal street lifestyles. The focus of STR8 UP is relationships. In their growing years, these young people were too often mistreated, abandoned and rejected. The new world into which they enter with STR8 UP is based on cooperation. Positive and healing relationships are based on mutual trust, respect, compassion, honesty and humility.

Programs and Services

STR8 UP provides a variety of services and cultural programming. This includes advocacy work and outreach, connecting members with community resources, referrals to other services/agencies, transportation to/from medical appointments, probation meetings, court hearings; assisting in times of need – i.e. loss of housing, personal or family conflict, etc.; and support for those currently incarcerated and once released.