FORT (Foundation of Resources for Teens)

Site: Grimsby

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-309-3678
Primary Contact David Vandersteen, Resource Developer; Email:
Primary Executive Beth Shaw, Executive Director; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Grimsby ; Lincoln ; West Lincoln
Boundaries West Niagara
Located In Community Grimsby
Address & Map
Carnegie Commons
25 Adelaide St
Grimsby, ON L3M 1X2
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Intersection Main St and Hwy 8
Mailing Address PO Box 30044 
East Main St 
Grimsby, ON L3M 0A3
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) Strives to empower youth to make positive and successful life choices through opportunity and guidance.  
The FORT has been a necessary resource and drop-in centre for youth living in Grimsby, Smithville, Caistor, and the surrounding areas. 
Committed to providing supportive services addressing all issues facing today‚Äôs youth. Provides the following free, supervised programs: 
After-School Program (for grades six to eight). 
* Homework help 
* Healthy snacks 
* Physical activity & recreational programming  
* Community involvement 
* Computer, technology & social media projects 
* Field trips & special events 
Drop-In Program (for grade nine to 12)  
* Positive peer interaction 
* Job Finding support & free internet access 
* Homework support 
* Dinner 
* Movie & game nights 
* Field trips & special events 
* Community involvement  
The FORT has a trained Youth Worker on staff, as well as a Youth Connect worker on-call, to assist youth with confidential guidance and support in making healthy decisions, crisis intervention, community referrals, housing information and shelter placement.  
Youth from all backgrounds are invited to attend, whether they need help with homework, problems at home, or just looking for a place to hang out and meet new friends.
Hours Mon-Fri 3 pm-9 pm * After-School Program Mon-Fri 3 pm-5:30 pm * Drop-In Program Mon-Fri 5:30 pm-9 pm
Eligibility Ages: 11 year(s) - 18 year(s) 
Youth grades six-12
Application Registration form available at sign-in
Languages English
Fees None
Physical Access Not Accessible ; No wheelchair accessibility due to location in historical building.
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2001
Meetings Board of Directors meet bi-weekly at the Grimsby location.
Service Categories Specialized Information and Referral ~ Young Adults ; Youth Centres