This year in Ottawa, more than 1400 young people will spend the coldest, darkest, and harshest months of the year with no place to call home. Sadly, the winter months are not the only battle for homeless youth in Ottawa. Many are suffering from trauma, mental health issues, poverty, addiction, and other challenges that contribute to homelessness.

Stay Up Ottawa took place November 25th in support of YSB’s two shelters and four housing programs for homeless youth. Over the past 10 years, community members and leaders have spent the night outside to raise critical funds to prevent and end youth homelessness right here in our community.

From schools to family and workplace teams, Stay Up rallied over 190 community fundraisers who solicited over 767 donations while raising more than $118,000 to-date.

We picked the date for Stay Up 2023: November 24-28.

Stay Up Ottawa and help us find solutions to fight against youth homelessness in our community.

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