Services for Youth

The following core services collectively represent a comprehensive approach to youth outreach programming. Youth Outreach Workers in each organization will provide these services.

The services that are provided with DCS funding are largely dependent on organizational capacity, existing resources, and how this funding complements any existing programs and services provided through other funding sources.

  • Drop-in
  • Crisis management
  • Supportive counseling
  • Programs and workshops
  • Referrals and linkages
  • Mentoring
  • Accompaniment
  • Outreach
  • Family work/support

For a youth-friendly, safe supportive place, contact a Youth Outreach program nearest you.


Youth Outreach program locations


Family Services of Eastern Nova Scotia
295 Main Street, Suite 103
Syndey, NS  B1P 1J7
Tel:  902-863-2358
Executive Director, Nancy MacDonald
Geographic areas served: Sydney, CBRM, North of Smokey Mountain, Inverness-Richmond

Boys and Girls Clubs of Cape Breton-Whitney Pier Youth Club  
111 West Street, Box 806
Sydney, NS  B1N 1S3
Tel: (902) 567 0240
Fax: (902) 567 0853
Executive Director, Chester Borden
Geographic area served: Whitney Pier - Sydney

Canadian Mental Health Association
Box 141413, 25 Revere Street
Truro, NS  B2N 5V2
Phone: (902) 895-4211    Fax: (902) 895-4027
Executive Director, Susan Henderson
Geographic areas covered: Truro, Amherst, East Hants

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Pictou County
Box 781, 74 Stellarton Rd.
New Glasgow, NS   B2H 5G2 
Tel: 902-752-6260
Fax: 902-752-6262 
Executive Director: Margie Grant Walsh
Geographic areas served: Pictou, Guysborough

Native Council of Nova Scotia (part-time)
(Aboriginal Youth off-reserve)
295 George Street, Station A
Sydney, NS  B1P 6J1
Tel: (902) 567-1240
YO Supervisor: Carla Asprey
Phone: 902-895-1738
Fax: (902) 893-7680
Geographic Area covered:  Sydney area

Central Region

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Halifax
50 Caledonia Road
Dartmouth, NS  B2X 1 K8
Tel: (902) 435 3204
Fax (902) 435 1441
Executive Director, John Burton
Geographic area covered:  Dartmouth North

Native Council of Nova Scotia 
(Aboriginal Youth off-reserve)
121 Ilsley Avenue Unit 5
Dartmouth, NS   B3B 1S4
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731
YO Supervisor: Carla Asprey
Phone: 902-895-1738
Fax: (902) 893-7680
Geographic Areas covered:  Truro- Halifax

East Preston Family Resource 
1900 Highway 7, Suite 501
East Preston, NS  B2Z 1E9
Tel: (902) 462 0054
Executive Director, Trina Fraser
Geographic Areas covered:  Easy Preston, North Preston, Cherrybrook, Lake Loon

 Phoenix Youth Program 
Box 60006, RPO Prof. Ctr.                           
5991 Spring Garden Road
Halifax, NS  B3H 4R7
Tel: 902-422-3105 
Fax:  902-422-7656
Director of Prevention & Outreach, Valerie Shapiro
Geographic Area Covered:  HRM

Western Region

Valley Refuge Association (Portal Youth Centre)
437 Main Street
Kentville, NS  B4N 1K9
Tel: 902-365-3773, 902-691-6556 (M)
Toll Free: 1 (902) 855 261 3773
Director: Russell Sanche
Geographic area covered: Kings County, Annapolis County

SHYFT Youth Services Society 
Box 2000
Yarmouth, NS  B5A 0B2
Tel: 1 (902) 881 3111
Toll Free 1 855 781 3111
Executive Director, Adam Dolliver
Geographic area covered: Digby, Shelburne, & Yarmouth

Family Services of Western Nova Scotia 
48 Empire St
Bridgewater, NS  B4V 2N1
Tel: 1 902 543 7444
Fax 1 902 543 0932
Toll-Free: 1 877 882 7722
Executive Director, Art Fisher
Geographic area covered: Bridgewater & surrounding areas

Split Rock Learning Centre Association/Youth Service Centre
P.O. Box 491
Yarmouth, NS   B5A 4B4
Tel: (902) 742-5509 / 740-5093
Executive Director, Felicia MacDonald
Geographic area covered: Yarmouth, Digby & Shelburne