Our name, RATS, is an acronym for some of the things we hope to achieve with our organization.

R stands for respect, which is something we value immensely. Understanding and confidentiality are very important to us.

A stands for advocacy, because we want to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard. No one should ever be left behind or ignored when it comes to their mental health.

T stands for togetherness, as we strive to create an inclusive and friendly environment within our organization.

Finally, S stands for support, because above all else, we care about the youth in our community. It is so important to us that everyone who comes to us feels safe, secure, and supported.