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

Youth Worker Services


Our Youth Worker Services Program offers high impact, relationship based, goal focused services intended to support high risk youth to stay in their communities.

Alternative Youth Worker Support - Providing recreational and supervision services to youth within their communities.

Alternative Youth Worker Counselling - Providing individual counselling and skill development sessions.

Tutoring  - Providing educational services to Youth, by workers trained in teaching and learning disabilities.

Experienced youth workers are matched to a young person to provide community-based counseling and training on specific goals. We also offer a Respite Program created to support families of children with challenging needs who require a brief time away for their families. Our Recreational Support Program, designed for at risk youth provides youth with various recreational activities tailored to their individual interests.


Place of Safety - Government Referral Only.

The objective of the Place of Safety Placement Program is to provide day to day care, support, stabilization, respite, supervision, skill development and case planning for Youth in Transition of Placement.  Our Place of Safety is available to children/youth between the ages of 5 and 21 years of age who are in need of short term placement until such a time as long term planning and placement can be secured.

This service is designed to be unique and flexible in meeting the individual needs of clients and referring agencies and therefore requires specially developed interventions. Services include providing supervision, care, stabilization, support, respite, recreation, educational tutoring, access supervision ( if requested ) and transportation to and from therapeutic appointments as requested by the contracting agency.

Our family home offers our clients all of the comforts of a home away from home.  In addition to the above, our rural setting ensures children / youth from rural communities are not placed in cities.