Partner

  • Work together to support youth and families
  • Volunteer or start a program
  • Referral by calling, email, or send us a form
  • We are NOT a crisis service and do not have a shelter. If you need someone to talk to go to the Connect page.

Send us a quick note by completing this online form

For adults and frontline workers:

Refer to the Portal

902-365-3773

347 Main Street, Kentville, NS, B4N1K9 portalyouthcentre@gmail.com


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Or mail donations to:

The Valley Refuge Association

#2- 437 Main Street, Kentville, NS

B4N 1K9

Financial Supporters


The Portal is funded by the Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Community Services, Prevention and Early Intervention

Thanks for your support: The Province of Nova Scotia, Department of Community Services; Home Depot; Kentville Rotary Club; Mudcreek Rotary Club; Eastern King's Memorial Foundation; Kentville Toyota; Summit Hundai; Donna Conrad- ReMax; The Town of Kentville; County of King's; New Covenant Community Church; Valley Gate Church; Affordable Freight Consultants; Keith Irving, MLA King's South; Evangeline Inn; Kentfields; Michelin; Employment Nova Scotia; and Service Canada.

Various Individuals, companies and churches (not published without permission)

Here are a few examples: $50 per month can offset the costs of travel to meet a young person; $25 can provide a street survival kit of toiletries, warm clothes and food coupons (see below); $100 per month can contribute to our costs of providing a safe space for young people to get involved; $50 can buy an emergency food card given in a time of need; Giving your time to mentor a young person or a young family; Lend your skill through work training, education or artistic expression; Volunteer with a committee or a work project. Emergency Kit - We routinely face situations where a young person has immediate practical needs. The following is in our last minute kit (emergency) contents: socks, underwear, winter hats, mittens, gloves, personal toiletries, feminine products, and gift cards or food cards.