STR8 UP 10,000 little steps to healing

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. STR8 UP provides 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.

How you can help

Hire Us

Contact us to hire STR8 UP Works – a social enterprise that provides members with an opportunity to participate in transitional employment. All profits help cover the costs of running personal development and healing programming, outreach support, and more.

Book a Presentation

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.

Donate

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.

“I am healing. I am feeling healthy. I am doing what I can to look after myself. I’m doing the best that I can.”

— Jorgina

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.

Recent News

STR8 UP & Inspired Minds Present: Dads Doin’ Time

September 15, 2017 at SCYAP Art Centre, see and hear the impact incarceration has on families from dads and sons who have experienced it first hand. Learn about the challenges families face through creative writing and art. Click here for more event...

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Sask. youth crime crackdown will backfire, says gang expert

Excerpt from the Star Phoenix: "Harsher sentences will not decrease youth crime, says the founder of a Saskatoon-based program that has helped more than 450 young people leave gangs. On Tuesday, the provincial government released its report on crime after speaking...

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