Programs

Phoenix’s wide range of programs integrate with each other; providing support based on the unique needs and interests of the youth, families and communities we work with.

Phoenix Centre For Youth
Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 9:30am – 1pm, & 2pm – 5pm, Tuesday & Friday 2pm – 5pm
902.420.0676 or Toll Free: 1.866.620.0676

Phoenix Centre for Youth is a walk-in center that helps youth in their day-to-day lives. The services offered are confidential, non-judgmental and include: housing support, advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, parenting support, referral to community and internal resources, health services, financial advocacy, food, clothing, shower and laundry facilities, computer and phone access.

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Phoenix Youth & Community Centre
9am – 5pm with occasional evening programming
902.877.0276 or 902.444.3401

At the invitation of the Mulgrave Park community, Phoenix operates a Youth and Community Centre in Mulgrave Park.  The Centre works collaboratively with the community to develop relevant and meaningful programs for residents. We primarily provide recreation, art, team-building, communication, life skills development, and employment and education support programming.  Through programming at PYCC youth are empowered, encouraged and supported to think big and achieve their goals.

Phoenix Youth and Family Therapy
Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
902.444.3400

The Phoenix Youth and Family Therapy team of clinical therapists offers confidential therapy to youth starting at age 11, and their families. The therapists work collaboratively with youth and families to address a range of challenges, including difficult family relationships, grief and loss, peer conflict and bullying, challenges at school, coping with emotions, low self-esteem, histories of abuse, and discrimination and poverty.

Youth Outreach Program
Monday to Friday, 9 AM – 5 PM
902.818.5737 or toll free 1.877.332.3331

The Phoenix Youth Outreach Program provides supports to youth ages 16 – 24 within their family and community context. Areas of support include mentorship, advocacy and accompaniment, housing, employment and education, arts and recreation, health services, and family support.

Phoenix Learning & Employment Centre
Monday, Wednesday to Friday, 9 AM-12:30 PM; 1:30 PM-5:00 PM. Tuesday 9:00 AM-12:30 PM
902.431.9111

Phoenix Learning and Employment Centre (PLEC) offers employment support to youth ages 16-24. We help young people find employment, develop skills and explore future plans. We connect employers and youth through work placements, employment programming and wage subsidies. 

Special Initiatives
902.431.9111 or 902.422.3105

Special Initiatives (SPIN) is available to all Phoenix youth and offers a variety of opportunities for arts, recreation, and leadership.  Programs are developed in collaboration with participants.  Programming includes:

  • The Phoenix Community Choir includes youth, staff, and community members who come together to share the joy of singing.  Phoenix youth take a leadership role in relation to choir decisions and functioning.
  • Open Studio, Phoenix’s Art Program is made possible through partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.  Youth are encouraged to explore a variety of mediums of artistic expression. 
  • The Youth Leadership Initiatives provides opportunities to develop and practice leadership skills.
  • The Recreation Program provides opportunities to participate in a wide variety of sports and recreation activities.
Phoenix Supportive Housing Program
902.422.5583

The Phoenix Supportive Housing Program provides housing for youth 16 - 24 years old, through two complimentary, but distinct housing services. 

Phoenix Homes for Independence

The Phoenix Homes for Independence Program is a semi-independent living program that helps youth gain the final skills they need to live independently. We offer three homes – each with a live-in support worker – where youth can learn things like:  budgeting, education and employment skills, self-confidence, community engagement, awareness of resources, self advocacy.

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Phoenix House

Phoenix House is a 10-bed, long term residence for youth aged 16-24.  Here, youth are empowered to develop life skills by participating in a full time program involving education, employment or volunteer work while working towards a long-term goal of independent living.  Some services include:  housing support, advocacy, crisis intervention, counseling, resource navigation, health services, financial support.

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Phoenix Youth Shelter
Always Open, Intakes 24 hr/day
902.446.4663 Toll free: 1.888.878.5088

Phoenix Youth Shelter provides free, safe, emergency accommodations to youth ages 16-24. The Shelter supplies daily essentials (food, clothing, shelter, etc.) around the clock to youth who seek support.  All residents have access to daily programming and are connected with a Key Worker who provides on-going guidance and support to help residents meet their identified goals.

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For general inquiries, please contact us: phoenix@phoenixyouth.ca or 902-422-3105