United Way of St. Catharines & District

63 Church Street, Suite LC1
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3C4
Telephone: 905.688.5050

This is Tyler ...

He’s 17. His father suffers from addictions and has become violent towards him. Tyler doesn’t feel he can stay in his house any longer, and although he has a part-time job and some money saved up, it’s not enough to last very long.

What should Tyler do?

What should Tyler do?

  • A

    Drop out of school and look for a full-time job, leaving him without a high-school diploma and unable to move up in any career.

  • B

    Sleep on the streets until he can find somewhere to go, risking his life and future.

What happened?

Tyler didn’t want to drop out of school. He had dreams of going to college and becoming a mechanic. Tyler turned to a United Way funded youth shelter where he was able to find the support he needed to stay in school.

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