What we do

The Portal Youth Centre acts as a resource center to youth at risk of homelessness and youth that desire connection and change.

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.

  • 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
  • Other supports www.ns.211.ca