Youth Resources & Supports

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This page was designed to help inform youth of the many community resources available within the municipality. 

We want to keep this page updated, notice an error or a resource that is missing? E-mail us at youth@halifax.ca

Addictions and Mental Health
HELP LINES

Kids Help Phone
Offers 24/7 e-mental health

Phone: 1-800-668-6868


Mental Health Crisis Line
Phone: 
1-888-429-8167

MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES

Mental Health Literacy
Website:
 mentalhealthliteracy.org/

Healthy Minds
Website:
 healthyminds.ca/

Self Help Connection
Website:
 selfhelpconnection.ca/

Eating Disorder NS
Website:
 eatingdisordersns.ca

Nova Scotia Post-Secondary Student Support
Website:
 good2talk.ca/novascotia/

Together All
Website:
 togetherall.com/

TREATMENT SERVICES FOR YOUTH

Choices
Substance Abuse/Gambling Support
Phone: 902-491-2401

AIS (Adolescent Intensive Services)
Alcohol, drugs, gambling, and/or have both mental health and substance use. Ages 13 -19.
Phone: 902-491-2401 / 902-491-2330

Al-Anon or Alateen
Phone: 902-466-7077

Addiction Services
Phone: 902-424-5623

Bullying Hotline
Phone: 902-490-7283

COUNSELLING/DROP-IN

IWK Mental Health and Addictions
Phone:
902-464-4110

Veith House
Counselling / wellness workshops
Phone: 902-453-4320

Laing House
Phone:
902-425-9018
E-mail: info@lainghouse.org

 

Sexual Health/Assault and Violence
SEXUAL HEALTH

Halifax Sexual Health Centre
Phone:  
902-455-9656

STI Clinic
Location:
 Dickson Building, level 5
Victoria General  QEII
Phone: 902-473-2272 

AIDS Coalition NS
Phone: 902-425-4882

Youth Health Centre
E-mail: Cheryl.patterson@nshealth.ca

SEXUAL ASSAULT

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre
Phone:
902-422-4240
After hours response line: 902-425-0122

Halifax Regional Police’s Victim Services Unit
Phone: 902-490-5300

ABUSE/ANTI-VIOLENCE

The Centre for Building Resilience through Anti-Violence Education (BRAVE)
Phone: 902-422-3777
Website: http://iambrave.ca

Leave out Violence (LOVE)
Phone:
902-429-6616

YWCA Halifax
An organization that builds economic security, promotes wellness, and creates opportunities for women, girls, and their families by providing a strong voice and integrated services.
Phone: 902-423-6162
Website: ywcahalifax.com

 

Employment Support
EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development (CEED)
Phone: 902-421-2333

E-mail: info@ceed.ca

Phoenix Learning & Employment Centre
Phone:
 902-431-9111

E-mail: plec@phoenixyouth.ca

Youth Development Initiative (YDI)
1-877-424-1177 

Youth Live Program
A job experience program for youth ages 16-24 years old.
Phone: 902.490.5589 or text 902.579.5446

E-mail: ylrecruit@halifax.ca
Website: halifax.ca/youthlive

Immigrant Youth Employability Program- ISANS
Phone:
 902-406-3558

NS Works Locations

Team Work
Location: 7051 Bayers Road, Suite 501, Halifax NS            
Phone: 902-422-8900
Website: teamworkcooperative.ca

Job Junction 
Location: 6950 Mumford Road Halifax NS 

Phone: 902-455-9675
Website:  jobjunction.ca

YMCA Employment Centre
Location: 2269 Gottingen Street, Halifax, NS
Phone:902.430.6621
Websitenovascotiaworks@halifax.ymca.ca

YMCA Employment Centre
Location: 118 Wyse Road, Suite 14 Dartmouth, NS
Phone: 902.461.2513 ext. 221  
Websitenovascotiaworks@halifax.ymca.ca

 

Education / Learning Supports
LITERACY

Chisholm Services
Phone: 902-423-0577
E-mail: info@chisholm4children.ca

SpellRead
Phone: 
902-453-4113
reception@halifaxlearning.com


Frontier College
Phone: 902-494-7003
E-mail:  jmunro@frontiercollege.ca

Chebucto Connections Phone
Phone
: 902-477-0964

Super Nova
Phone
: 902-210-6220
E-mail: supernova@dal.ca 
Websitewww.supernova.dal.ca/

Discovery Centre
Phone:
902-492-4422
Website: thediscoverycentre.ca/

MacPhee Centre for Creative Learning
Phone:
902-469-2851
E-mail: info@macpheecentre.ca

The Spot
Phone:
902-717-1672

Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development
Phone: 
902-444-5885
Website: heartwood.ns.ca/

TUTORING PROGRAMS

Cole Harbour Foundation
Free math and literacy tutor.
Phone: 902-701-6900.
E-mail
info@coleharbourfoundation.ca,

Shine Academics
Location: North End Memorial Library, 2285 Gottingen Street, Halifax
E-mail:  
info@shinehalifax.com

Nova Read
Phone: 902-425-7323
E-mail: info@novaread.com

 

Recreation & Programs
FREE REC/GYM

IWK Wellness Program
Phone:
 902-460-4560

Nova Scotia Sea School
Phone: 902-423-7284
E-mail:  
admin@seaschool.org

Power House Youth Centre
Find us: 1606 Bell Road, Halifax
Call or text: 902-266-7451 
email: powerhouseyouthcentre@halifax.ca 
Facebook: @hfxrec 
Twitter: @hfxyouth
Instagram: @hfxnextgen

The Den Youth Centre
Find us: 636 Sackville Drive, Lower Sackville
Call or text: 902.456.9559
email: Jessica.Gordon@halifax.ca
Facebook: @hfxrec 
Twitter: @hfxyouth
Instagram: @hfxnextgen

 

Housing, Furniture Banks, Clothing

HOUSING

Dartmouth Housing Help
Location:
260 Wyse Rd, Unit 101, Dartmouth
Phone: 902-466-3483
E-mail: 
dartmouthhousinghelp@gmail.com

Metropolitan Regional Housing Authority
Location: 3770 Kempt Road, Halifax
Phone: 902-420-6000
For Applications: 902-420-6017

FURNITURE BANKS

Parker Street
Location:
415 Maynard Street Halifax, Nova Scotia
Phone: 902-425-2125

Circle of Care
Phone: 463-9074

Salvation Army
Location: 18 Wyse Rd, Dartmouth 
Phone: 902-463-3500     
                         

Lake City Thrift Store,
Location:
Unit 101 - 131 Main St, 
Dartmouth 
Phone: 902-435-6508

Beacon House Retail Store
Location: 470 Cobequid Road, Lower Sackville

CLOTHING BANKS

Open Door
Location: 3 Henry St, Dartmouth


DéjàVu
Location
: Adsum House, 2421 Brunswick Street, Halifax
Phone: 902-​​​​423-4422,
E-mail: householdco@adsumforwomen.org

Holy Trinity Emmanuel Church Clothing Depot
Location: 30 Alfred Street, Dartmouth
Phone: 902-463-3713  

 

Shelters/Supportive Housing
WOMEN  & CHILDREN

Bryony House
Phone: 
902-422-7650

Adsum House
Location:
2421 Brunswick St, Halifax
Phone: 902-423-5049

Barry House
Phone: 
902-422-8324

HOMELESS YOUTH

Hawthorne House
Serves males, over 12 years of age, in Dartmouth.

Jubien House
Serves youth over 12 years of age, in Halifax.

Cogswell House
Serves males, over 12 years of age, in Middle Sackville.

Johnson House
Serves females, over 12 years of age, in Dartmouth.

Sullivan House
Serves females, over 12 years of age, in Halifax.

Phoenix Shelter
Phone:
902.446.4663

SHELTERS

Out of the Cold
Ages: 16 + / Co-ed
Location: 1479 Barrington Street, 
Halifax
Phone: 902-429-6518

Hawthorne House
Male residential facility for youth 12 years and over
Location: 131 Prince Albert Rd, Dartmouth

Phone: 902-466-3496
E-mail: dohandley@homebridgeyouth.ca

Jubien House
Residential facility for youth 12 years and older
Phone: 902-477-4753
E-mail: tshaw@homebridgeyouth.ca

Cogswell House
Male residential facility for youth under 18
Location: 270 Pleasant St, Dartmouth

Phone: 902-864-2509
E-mail: tfournier@homebridgeyouth.ca

Johnson House
Residential facility for females over 12 years of age
Location: 518 Pleasant St, Dartmouth
Phone: 902-463-2751
E-mail:
cmoore@homebridgeyouth.ca

Sullivan House
Residential facility for female over 12 years of age and involved in sexual exploitation
Location: 2494 Robie St, Halifax
Phone:  902-422-8202
E-mail: mcrooks@homebridgeyouth.ca

 

Food Security
FOOD BANKS

St. Mark’s Foodbank
Open: 9:00-11am
Location: 5522 Russell St, Halifax

Phone: 902-454-0207

Christ Church Food Bank
Open: Friday 9:30-11:30 am
Location: 61 Dundas St, Dartmouth

Phone: 902-466-4270

Salvation Army( Halifax)
Open: Monday to Friday 9am-12 noon
Location: 2038 Gottigen St, Halifax

Salvation Army(Dartmouth)
Open:
Monday: 1:30-3pm, Thursday: 9:30-11am, 12:30-3pm 

Location: 171 Pleasant St, Dartmouth
Phone: 902-466-6847

St. Matthew’s United Church
Open
: Sunday 9-10am
Location: 1479 Barrington St, Halifax

Phone: 902-423-9209,

Daily Bread Outreach
Open: Monday - Friday 1:30- 3:30pm
Location: 1531 Grafton St, Halifax

Phone: 902-423-7574

David's Place Drop-In
Open: Monday - Friday 10am- 1pm
Location: St. David's Church Hall, 1537 Brunswick St, Halifax

Phone: 902-423-1944

Hope Cottage
Open: Monday - Friday: 10-11 am, 5-6pm
Location: 2435 Brunswick St, Halifax

Phone: 902-429-7968,
Website:  www.hopecottage.ca

Souls Harbour RESCUE Mission
Open: Monday - Friday: 1-4pm
Location: 5568 Cunard St, Halifax

Phone: 902-405-4663

St. George’s Church
Open: Saturday 4:00 - 5:00pm
Location: 2222 Brunswick St, Halifax

Phone: 902-423-1059,

7th Day Adventist Community Services Centre
Open: Monday 1-2 pm, Wednesday 1-4pm, Friday 9-12 pm
Location: 2063 Parker St, Halifax

Phone: 902-423-3021

Feeding Others of Dartmouth
Open: Monday - Sunday 12-12:30 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 4:30-5pm
Location: 43 Wentworth St, Halifax

Phone: 902-464-2919,

 

Justice & Legal Services
Justice & Legal Services

Victim Services                                                                 
Phone: 902.424.3307

Dial A Law                                                                          
Phone: 902.420.1888

NS Legal Aid Dartmouth                                               
Phone: 902.420.8815

NS Legal Aid Halifax (Criminal)                                   
Phone: 902.420.6583

Provincial Court – Halifax                                             
Phone: 902.424.8707

Provincial Court – Dartmouth                                    
Phone: 902.424.2390

Legal Info & Lawyer Referral                                       
Phone: 902.455.3135

Halifax Probation                                                            
Phone: 902.424.4011

Dartmouth Probation                                                    
Phone: 902.424.5350

Community Justice Society                                          
Phone: 902.424.5473

 

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