The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 24, 2024 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.
Pictou County Roots for Youth Society serves homeless youth 12-24 years of age in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, and also supports youth throughout Nova Scotia.
The organization operates an eight (8)-bed emergency shelter for youth 16-24 years of age. Youth residents can access safer housing, and are provided with basic needs such as food, clothing, shower, hygiene supplies, one-on-one support, and referrals to various health-related and basic needs-related resources and services, locally.
The organization also offers a transitional housing program for youth 16-years of age and older. The transitional housing program is an advancement in independent living. Residents are typically attending school part-time or full-time, employed part-time or full-time, or engaged in a commitment that moves the youth’s life forward.
Pictou County Roots for Youth also offers Outreach Services for youth 12-24 years of age. Youth are connected with an Outreach Navigator who can transport youth to health, employment, and education-related appointments or programs. The Outreach Navigator can also advocate for youth and their specific needs and goals, and reconnect youth with family when safe and possible.
The organization also offers a Community Cupboard program. The Community Cupboard serves youth 12-24 years of age as a food/ grocery top-up alternative. Youth clients can access the Community Cupboard Monday to Friday during regular business hours, once daily, and are entitled to one (1) bag per daily visit.
This map depicts a loop around Glasgow Square Theatre in New Glasgow,NS. If weather is hazardous, there will be an option of walking around the perimeter of the New Glasgow Farmers' Market parking lot