STR8 UP offers outreach services, programming, and support to those who have lived or are living criminal street lifestyles and who want to make positive changes in their lives.
Our goal is to provide hope, healing, and opportunities and to walk beside our members as they take their 10,000 little steps.
We provide a supportive community where our members can bond over shared experiences and learn together.
We strengthen community across the city and province by sharing our stories and working to promote understanding and empathy.
We’ve been running community presentations for over 15 years across Saskatchewan and the prairies. Our presentations focus on the goals and conditions of being a STR8 UP member, and provide an opportunity for members to share their personal experiences with trauma and healing.
Consider volunteering a few hours of your time or making a monetary donation. You’ll change someone’s life with your charitable contribution by giving them the tools to meet life’s challenges and empowering them to see their own inherent worth and place in our community.
Join the movement to erase the margins
Your donation helps STR8 UP continue to offer outreach services, employment and life skills programming to hundreds of ex-gang members. We recognize that this journey is long – made up of 10,000 Little Steps – every dollar given helps make each of these steps a little more manageable. Your support is crucial to our success.
We are very happy to welcome Emily Carr, who will begin outreach in Saskatoon correctional facilities and the courts, effective September 1st. Emily brings a wealth of skills and experience and will be an extraordinarily valuable asset to our team.read more
Visit Nestor’s Bakery every 3rd Thursday of the month to earn a free donut (for ages 11 to 30 with a gang- and violence-free Facebook profile) or donate to combat violence and gangs in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhood. All proceeds go to STR8 UP. Thank you, Keith...read more