It's cold out there. The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community. Walk with us on February 22, 2020!
SHYFT Youth Services opened on January 5, 2011 and offers residential and outreach supports for homeless and at-risk youth in Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth Counties.
SHYFT can provide temporary housing for up to seven youth (ages 16 - 24). In addition to residential services, SHYFT offers programs and workshops. Outreach youth can also access washroom, laundry, and kitchen facilities. Meals at SHYFT are prepared and shared by youth and staff.
SHYFT offers the following services/supports:
- Transitional housing (for up to seven youth)
- Twenty-four hour staff support
- Access to a safe and friendly environment
- Programs and workshops as determined by youth
- Referrals to other services
- Support for youth to develop goals and plans
- Shared meal planning and preparation
- Laundry facilities
- Telephone and internet access
The Women's Centre offers a variety of services including:
Individual supportive counseling and advocacy
Programming based on the needs and wants of women
Accompaniment to appointments (lawyer, doctor, court, Community Services, etc)
Providing assistance filling out applications, resumes, or government forms
Free pregnancy testing, condoms and inclusive, non-judgmental sexual health & reproductive health information
Working on Community Development issues such as housing, food security, women's health, sexual violence, women's and youth access to community based health services, as well as youth and illicit drugs
Specialized Trauma Counselling Services for survivors and victims of sexualized violence.
Support and navigation for survivors and victims of sexualized violence.
We strive to be as accessible, reaching women and girls throughout the Tri-Counties by offering programs and services, satellite offices, a toll free number and a primary location in Yarmouth. By providing the tools to intervene in crisis situations that women and girls face, we are able to relieve poverty and other barriers in their lives: we are here to offer women and girls our assistance as they move forward in achieving their educational, work, and life goals.
We're working on finalizing our Start location - check back soon!
Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.