172 Dufferin Street, Bridgewater, NS1-888-543-1727 or 1-902-543-1727apfyf@ns.sympatico.ca

Our History - Alternative Programs for Youth and Families


We have been providing services for families throughout Nova Scotia since 1988.  

 After working in residential settings for many years, Dr. Norman Greenberg and a colleague, began to develop innovative ways to assist at risk youth and families in remaining at home and in their communities.  Alternative Programs for Youth and Families' anger management techniques and training models,  were recognized throughout the province and used by a variety of youth and residential professionals.  Dr. Greengerg and his team,  created a wide range of high impact, goal focused, community based services to engage participants and reduce risk.  

Over the course of the past 26 years, these services have evolved to meet the ever changing needs of the communities we serve.  The focus on youth and their families has expanded to include support and intervention services to adults with disabilities, caregivers and aging adults.


Our Newest Program - Stay at Home Care


Our newest division, Stay at Home Care, focuses on services for seniors and honours the life of Doris Conrad, Carol Ann Brown's Nanny.

" She was our mother, Nanny and Great Nanny.  She loved and inspired her family, home and community with positivity, grace, strength and passion.

Nanny was a retired schoolteacher who began her career on Tancook Island and retired from Petite Riviere elementary School.  She was a member of many associations, including the Retired Teachers Association, Turquoise Rebekah Lodge, Eastern Star and the Ladies Association of St. Johns United Church.  She was a regular at community breakfasts, luncheons, suppers, Blue Grass Association events and church functions. 

Miss me a little - but not too long, and not with your hearts bowed low.  Remember the love that we all shared.  Miss me - but let me go. 

Nanny passed away at the age of 94, at home in Voglers Cove Nova Scotia. "

- Carol Ann Brown.

 Nanny2Doris Conrad - Nanny 


We would love to hear from you, and provide you with information about our full range of services.  Please call 1-902-543-1727 or 1-888-543-1727 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.