Our Place Peel launches informative new website and they want to hear from you

    New site will strengthen the agency's support of homeless youth in Peel

    TORONTO, Oct. 6 /CNW/ - Our Place Peel, a registered non-profit agency
serving homeless and disadvantaged youth in the Region of Peel, is pleased to
announce the launch of its new website, www.ourplacepeel.org.
    This website is designed to provide easy access to information about Our
Place Peel's programs for at-risk youth, which includes Peel's only emergency
shelter for youth aged 16 to 21.
    The website will serve two primary functions:

    -  to educate homeless and at-risk youth about the safe shelter and
       services available to them in their own community. These include an
       emergency shelter, a long-term residential program, workshops and
       assistance with housing and employment issues, and community outreach

    -  to provide corporations and concerned individuals with information on
       its programs, volunteer opportunities, donation needs and fundraising

    Our Place Peel is a registered non-profit agency dedicated to providing
safe shelter and support to homeless and disadvantaged youth in the Region of
Peel. We provide counselling, advocacy, education, and the basic necessities
of life to at-risk youth aged 16 to 21. A fundamental goal of Our Place Peel
is to enable youth to stay in their own community, close to family, friends,
school and employment. Through our emergency shelter, long-term residential
support, resource room and community outreach services, we empower youth to
take control of their lives, break harmful patterns, and make a healthy, new
    Our Place Peel is currently inviting former residents of the shelter and
long-term program to contact the agency regarding volunteer opportunities.
They are especially interested in hearing from people who utilized the
services in the early years (1985-1995) to discuss alumni opportunities.
    Our Place Peel is seeking members for their Board of Directors. You are
encouraged to see full posting on Our Place Peel's website for more details.

For further information:

For further information: Tanya Godson, Director, Resource Development at
Our Place Peel in Mississauga, at (905) 238-1383 ext. 43

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