Services

Our services are free of charge, confidential, and inclusive – we respect and welcome people from all cultures and walks of life. 

Advocacy

At Phoenix, we recognize that power is unequally distributed in systems, institutions and agencies and many people are often left without a voice. We believe that everyone has certain basic rights and advocating for and with youth, families and communities is a core component of the Phoenix approach. Our work involves individual advocacy and systems/policy changes that directly affect youth, families and communities. All programs at Phoenix are engaged in advocacy. 

Check out our Programs to learn more.

Youth Outreach

Phoenix recognizes travelling to access services can be challenging. Phoenix addresses the travel barrier by offering support to youth  ages 16-24 and their families in a community setting.  We regularly meet with youth in places they feel most comfortable,  including school, home,  or in a coffee shop. This means Phoenix  can go to you! 

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

At Phoenix, we believe that meaningful and healthy relationships must be nurtured in all aspects of our work. The stronger more meaningful our relationships, the bigger the impact. This includes relationships with the community.  We actively making room for, and are guided by the voices of youth, families and communities. While we may bring expertise and experience, youth families and communities are the experts in their own lives. We believe in an approach that is about walking alongside those with whom we work. 

At the invitation of the Mulgrave Park Community, Phoenix established the Phoenix Youth and Community Centre (PYCC).  PYCC works collaboratively with the community to  provide relevant and meaningful programs for community members age 12+, their families, and other residents.  Programming focuses on leadership, arts and recreation, employment, education, and skill building.

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

Sometimes it helps to talk.

Our Phoenix Youth and Family Therapy team believes that life can be difficult sometimes and that young people and their families can benefit from timely support when challenges affect their ability to thrive. 

Our therapists at are masters-level social workers, with extensive training and experience.  This team offers therapy to youth between the ages of 11 and 24, and their families. 

The youth and families we work with struggle with 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.

Our services are free, we are easy to reach, and we take referrals directly from youth and their families.

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community.

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

Arts and recreation creates happier, healthier youth, families and communities!

Phoenix provides arts and recreation programming to any youth connected with our agency.  We encourage creative expression and recognize that young people learn through experiences. We connect youth with services in the community and provide services directly, depending on the needs of each youth.

Phoenix’s SPecial INitiatives program is available to Phoenix youth engaged in any of our services. SPIN includes:

Youth and families in Mulgrave Park are welcome to participate in a variety of programs at Phoenix Youth and Community Centre. From summer  pre-employability programs to seniors events, after school programs to special celebrations, there is something for the whole community:

  • After School Programming
  • Girl’s Group
  • “It’s More Than a Game” Basketball Program
  • Summer programming
  • Inter-generational programs
  • Family Nights
  • Community Kitchens
  • Support for community events

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community.

Phoenix Youth & Community Centre
9am – 5pm with occasional evening programming
902.877.0276 or 902.444.3401
Special Initiatives
902.431.9111 or 902.422.3105
Health Services

Good health allows youth to focus on the future.

Through our incredible partnership with the IWK, we have a nurse who offers health care to our youth.

Services include, but are not limited to:

  • Health assessments
  • Referrals for immunizations
  • Nursing and physician care for some illness and injury
  • Mental health support and coordination
  • Referrals for STI (sexually transmitted infection) testing
  • Obtaining of a Nova Scotia Health Card 

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community. 

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
Parent Support

Being a parent is both challenging and rewarding.

Phoenix helps young parents and their children with positive parenting and healthy child development.  Supports are provided based on individual needs, but include services like:  pre-natal classes, appointments, food banks, apartment searches and connections to other resource centres.

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community. 

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
Housing Support

Phoenix is dedicated to helping youth ages 16-24 find safe, long-term housing.

The majority of Housing Support at Phoenix is provided through the Phoenix Supportive Housing Program and the Phoenix Centre for Youth (PCFY). It’s important to know that these programs support each other, but are independent. For example, youth can be in the Homes for Independence Program without having lived at Phoenix House.

  1. Youth can apply to live at Phoenix House where we help them find longer-term/permanent housing. Youth at Phoenix House learn life skills, in-house support and participate in school, volunteerism or work as they build toward independent living.
  2. The three Phoenix Homes for Independence are each staffed with a Phoenix employee who lives as a roommate and offers in-house support to youth as they learn life skills and participate in programming.
  3. Located at PCFY, the Housing Support Worker works directly with youth, currently living in the shelter and those potentially at risk of entering the shelter system, to help them secure and maintain housing. 

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community.

For information on our Shelter, click Crisis Support.

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 Supportive Housing Program
902.422.5583
Money Management

Managing to make ends meet can seem impossible on a tight budget – we can help.

Our Trusteeship Program at Phoenix Centre for Youth works with youth to maintain their housing by helping them manage their finances. The trustee helps youth make rental payments on time, pay bills, cover other essential expenses such as food, clothing and personal care items. With the Trustee’s support youth develop monthly budgets, improve their financial management skills, and achieve increased independence, stability and control in their lives. The trustee helps to advocate around all financial matters for youth.

Financial workshops are also offered on occasion through a variety of Phoenix’s programs. Contact us to learn about upcoming workshops.

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community. 

Check out our Programs to learn more.

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
Crisis Support

Phoenix is here to help. Always.

Whether youth are looking for a place to stay, food, clothing, or personal care items, we welcome youth ages 16-24. Youth can come to any of our locations and we will guide them to the best place for support.

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community. 

Check out our Programs to learn more.

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

It’s well understood that education is key to growing as a person and becoming independent.

Phoenix staff listen, really listen to youth to discover each young person’s educational goals and then set the wheels in motion for success!

We can help youth with the following and more:

  • Gaining pre-employment and life skills
  • Accessing post-secondary school
  • Securing funding for school, including scholarships and bursaries
  • Tutoring  & additional in school support
  • Certificate Training
  • Post-Secondary institution tours
  • Financial Literacy

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community. 

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
Employment Support

Getting your foot in the door…

Finding a job can be very tough. How can you get a job if you don’t have experience?  At Phoenix, we can make a plan and make it happen!

Through a variety of programs as well as personalized career counselling, we provide access to:

  • One-on-one job support
  • Career exploration and pathing
  • Resume development
  • Interview support
  • Certificate training
  • Job Coaching
  • Employability programming
  • Work skills
  • Work placements
  • Connections to employers

Phoenix listens and connects youth and families with the services they need, either at Phoenix or in the larger community. 

Call us at 902.431.9111 or 902.422.3105 to learn more.