What we do

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

The youth served by the Portal and its outreach program live between Windsor and Annapolis Royal. Priority focus for 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
  • Volunteer Opportunities

More detail if you're interested

  • 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
  • Downloads can be helpful

What if you end up homeless? Contact us or the local police or RCMP and they will arrange for you to connect with us. There is not a youth specific emergency shelter. Go to downloads for a paper copy of some of this info.

If you end up at some community agency, please ask them to let us know via a phone call or text message @ 902-691-6556 and we will meet up the next morning to start working on changing your situation. If you find yourself couch surfing, please send us a message or stop in at 437 Main Street, Kentville. More info- click here