Youth Jobs Created
Emergency Shelter Intakes Last Year
Youth Goals Achieved
Raised for Youth Salaries
Support Hours Provided Annually
Youth Homelessness Prevention
Utilizing a strength-based, Housing First approach and assessment, Argus works with youth, professionals and families to divert, prevent or end a young person’s homelessness experience within 6 hours of initial contact.
STEPS (Steps to End Persistent Homelessness)
STEP Home includes a set of 12 interrelated programs in Waterloo Region designed to end and prevent persistent homelessness and foster respect, hope, home and community. Argus provides intensive housing base support through a team-base model which includes street outreach, peer support and housing liaison workers.
Emergency Shelter, Rapid Re-housing and Family Reconnection
Argus operates two 24-hour emergency shelters in Cambridge serving Waterloo Region. Our emergency shelter offer rapid re-housing services, family reconnection, a life-skill acquisition program, short and long-term goal planning and referral and advocacy services.
Social Enterprise (Job Creation)
Creating jobs and saving the environment. Located in the heart of Preston Town Centre Cambridge, Uptown Thrift is charity thrift store which sells quality eco-fashion clothing, house wears and furniture. 100% of store proceeds create youth employment!
Since 2011, Argus has provided employability skills through work experience in agreement with Social and Employment Development Canada. Our goal is to help young people compete in today's job market.
Every dollar makes a difference. For 30 years, Argus has been there for youth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days per year.
Share your time to improve the lives of young people in your community.
Donate Items or Shop Uptown Thrift
100% of store proceeds are used to create youth employment!
Give Personal Need Items
We are always in need of personal grooming/hygiene items, bus tickets and special occasion gifts
Everyone deserves a place to call home. If you’re a landlord, consider renting to a youth!
Become a Peer Mentor
Do you have lived experience? Do you want to help others? Are you inspired to mentor? Call us.
There are many myths associated with youth homelessness. Read the literature, share the facts.
Argus works with colleges and universities across the province to provide students with a meaningful, interactive placement.
100% of Uptown Thrift's Proceeds go Towards Youth Employment
Located in the heart of Preston Town Centre Cambridge, Uptown Thrift is a job creation social enterprise operated by Argus. When you shop or donate to Uptown Thrift you can feel great knowing that you are creating youth employment! 100% of store proceeds create youth employment!