What We do
STR8UP 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 them as they take their 10,000 Little Steps to Healing.
We champion a vision of former gang members contributing to a healthy society.
STR8 UP assists individuals in mastering their own destiny and liberating themselves from gangs, addictions, and criminal street lifestyles.
What We Offer
STR8 UP is here to provide educational supports, workforce development, mental health and substance management support, as well as case management and cultural programming.
STR8 UP Members gain self-confidence, a sense of empowerment, and improved communication skills, while helping the community understand what leads a young person to join a gang and what is involved in leaving the gang.
STR8 UP offers three programs for those looking to access support: STR8 UP Membership with Community Outreach, The Community Intervention Model (CIM Project) and our Transitional Housing Program.
STR8 UP provides outreach in provincial and federal correctional facilities, as well as outreach in communities across Central and Northern Saskatchewan.
STR8 UP offers a variety of supports and services to our members and to participants in our programs. Please take some time to go through our website to find out more of what we offer.
The Medicine Wheel as a Model of Healing for Str8 Up Members
The Medicine Wheel teaches that, as human beings, we need to nurture, develop and sustain the four aspects of our nature and identity. Physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually, both individually and collectively, we strive to be as healthy as possible.
Learn more about our impact
STR 8UP provides valuable outreach services, employment, and life skills programming to hundreds of ex-gang members. We’re here to help along the long healing journey.