Live a better life


Our dream is that in
The Annapolis Valley, all youth have a safe, supportive and nurturing home.   

If you want a place to belong, make some changes and have someone to walk with you in the next steps of your life...check us out! 


The Portal (The Valley Refuge Association) is a not-for-profit charity committed to ending youth homelessness through the outreach of The Portal Youth Centre. The Portal Youth Centre acts as a resource centre to youth at risk of homelessness. The Centre staff and volunteers work to prevent and respond to youth who are homeless or at risk of being homeless. The youth served by the Portal and its outreach program live between Windsor and Annapolis Royal.  Priority focus for youth outreach is youth, 16- 19 years. Prevention is the emphasis for youth 12- 15 years of age. Prevention programs include: Rec Buddies, Family connect and RE-connect, Outdoor Discovery, and One on One support. Other services offered to youth 16- 21 years of age include:

· Drop in - "intentional hanging out”                   
· Helping youth & families deal with a crisis
· Someone to talk to: supportive counseling    
· Programs/workshops for resiliency 
· Mentoring: youth/ adult partnership               
· Advocacy: Someone to help youth speak up
· Supporting families in transition
· Connection to transitional housing




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Or mail donations to:

The Valley Refuge Association

#2- 437 Main Street

Kentville, NS

B4N 1K9

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Break the silence!

Thanks to the Orange Door Campaign- Home Depot raised $4500 to help End Youth Homelessness. 

  Interested in the plan , Homeless NO More to End Youth Homelessness in the Valley??