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Portal Youth Centre

Location

Address
437 Main St 
Kentville, NS B4N 1K9

Contact

E-Mail
portalyouthcentregmail.com
Phone
902-365-3773
Contact
Russell Sanche, Youth Outreach Coordinator; Phone: (Cell) 902-691-6556
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Description & Services

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The Portal is open to all youth and young adults aged 16 - 21 years. 
 
The Portal partners to provide safe spaces for young people and families in Kings County. 
 
The centre provides a place for young people to know that they matter and have a place that is safe. They can be themselves and find individuals ready to listen.  
 
Through caring and approachable people, youth can find support and a simple way to access the services in the community.  
 
Additionally, the centre provides space for youth oriented organizations to connect with youth and families building a stronger sense of community.  
 
SERVICES AND SUPPORT AVAILABLE: 
· Drop in - "intentional hanging out”  
· Helping youth & families deal with a crisis 
· Someone to talk to: supportive counseling  
· Programs/workshops for resiliency  
· Mentoring: youth/ adult partnership  
· Advocacy: Someone to help you speak up 
· Supporting families in transition 
· Transitional Housing for youth and men 18 and up @ The Refuge
Eligibility
Ages: 14 year(s) - 24 year(s)
Hours
WEEKLY PROGRAMMING, FALL 2016: 
 
Mondays @ 4pm- Life Management - navigating the tricky waters of school, family, work and emotional wellness. We can support each other! Ages 16- 21 
 
Tuesdays @ 5pm- Connection Time - A time to come together for games, music, movies, meals and fun pro-jects and events. Ages 16-21 
 
Wednesdays @ 4pm- After the Bell - A time for being together at the Portal and offsite. Ages 14-17. 
 
Thursdays @ 10am- Parenting Journey - is a practical customized opportunity to become a fantastic parent. This is a starting point for you as a parent if you're 16 to 24 years of age. There are many options....small group, one on one, at the Portal or at home. Join us and get the specific support that you need. Moms and/or Dads welcome. Childcare provided. Co-sponsored by The Portal & King’s County Family Resource Centre 
 
Thursdays @ 4pm- Outdoor Adventure - We will be heading outdoors to beaches, hikes, parks, and explor-ing the vast beauty of our province. Come prepared to be outside and to have an amazing time with like-minded folks 
 
Fridays @ 10am- Ready to Rent - New to renting? Problematic rental history? Each week we will be meeting to discuss solutions and get you into your new home! Ages 18- 24. Co-sponsored by the Portal and Project Hope (CMHA) 
 
Daily @ 1pm- Office Access - Working on something that you need one of us? Need to book an appointment or make a phone call, send an email, or check for messages or pick up a form or your mail? Stop by.
Dates
All Year.
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Last Modified: 16 Sep 2016 | Last Full Update: 16 Sep 2016