STR8 UP is offering free removal services for individuals looking to remove tattoos that are negatively impacting their quality of life and who are working towards transformation and liberation from gangs, addictions and criminal street lifestyles.
Our 2nd Annual STR8 UP Art for Change Fundraiser which will take place on Thursday October 26 2023 at 6:00pm at The Remai Modern. The event will feature emerging artists, many of whom are incarcerated.
We are here for those who have been left behind without hope. Their healing and re-entry into wellness is not a straightforward journey. It takes years, with detours along the way.
Support for people in the system
STR8UP helps members, youth, and adults within the criminal justice system become healthy responsible citizens. We support through a range of services, from addictions support and healing circles to mentorship and justice advocacy.
Art for Change Fundraiser
Our 2nd Annual STR8 UP Art for Change Fundraiser which will take place on Thursday October 26 2023 at 6:00pm at The Remai Modern. The event will feature a variety of works on offer created by established local and emerging artists, many of whom are currently incarcerated. Bringing this hidden talent from the shadows to the forefront of the arts scene means that STR8 UP members can contribute to our mission and make a positive impact within the community.
Gangs are a dead-end street
No matter who you are, what you have done, or where you live, if you are ready for a new life, a new life is ready for you. We all have the power to change.
“It wasn’t easy to walk away – gang life was all I knew and a part of who I am – I dropped because they were too greedy, too power-driven and had no loyalty.”
Our impact is evident in each life transformed and those lives impact their families and communities. We are creating a positive ripple effect in the city of Saskatoon and throughout the province of Saskatchewan.
individuals consistently assisted by STR8 UP every year
supports and services provided each year to individuals working to leave the street gang criminal lifestyle
Addiction Supports including 100 treatment referrals
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 – and every dollar helps to make each of these steps more manageable. Your support is crucial to our success.
Thank you to our Partners and Donors whose support allows us to work with these individuals and be at their side along the healing journey.