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An Accessible Community-Based Program

Ages 12 to 17

The program is open to youth aged 12 to 17, who are experiencing homelessness and require short-term shelter.

No Fees

The program is funded by Medicine Hat Community Housing Society and the Ministry of Children’s Services. There are no costs associated with the program.

Meaningful Support

Youth can access shelter and support for up to 14 nights and may choose to leave at any time.

McMan South - What to Expect

What to Expect

Our main goal is to ensure that youth have their basic needs met but our work goes beyond this; we connect youth to other resources in the community and ensure they feel safe, respected, and heard. This voluntary program gives youth freedom of choice in their length of stay, planning, and referral to services. 


The Roots Youth Shelter provides a safe environment for youth so they can build meaningful connections with support staff and the broader community. These lasting connections help participants move forward as they exit the shelter.

The primary intent of the Roots Youth Shelter is to provide a safe environment for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are experiencing homelessness and require short-term shelter accommodations. 


Working closely with the Youth Hub, the program is focused on the individual needs of each youth with the intent to work on returning home or transitioning to permanent housing. Youth are provided with day-to-day supports at the shelter from 4:30 pm to 8:30 am daily. This program supports youth while promoting stability, physical and emotional health, and well-being. 

Roots Youth Shelter

A safe environment for youth who require short-term accommodations.

How to Access

the Program

Youth can access the shelter on their own, or they may be referred by someone else and may stay in the shelter for up to 14 days. 


You can reach the shelter directly at 403-580-5884. It is located on the lower floor of the Youthopia Building on 250 2nd St. SE, Medicine Hat. The entrance to the shelter is at the back of the building (rear entrance).


McMan's core values of commitment, trust, respect, empathy, and genuineness are ingrained in each portion of service delivery at Roots Youth Shelter. 


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