The Sprout Youth Outreach program supports youth 12-26 years of age who have experienced and/ or are experiencing housing instability, addictions, mental health, and natural support breakdown. The program staffs a Youth Outreach Navigator who provides professional support services for youth in need or in crisis. The Youth Outreach Navigator can educate youth on the local services and resources that are available to meet their basic needs, as well as assisting youth in navigating and accessing these services. These services include low income housing, the food bank, income assistance,  trauma, mental health, and addictions programs and support, and family/ natural support mediation or reconciliation. 

The Youth Outreach Navigator meets youth exactly where they are at, in the moment, and as needed. The Sprout Youth Outreach program aims to collaborate with a youth's existing support network, while also expanding their network of personal and professional support. Sprout Outreach focuses on several primary theories including harm reduction and "leading from behind," by giving youth the tools needed for their own individual self-determined growth. 


  • Youth between the ages of 12-26
  • Not currently accessing PCRFY housing programs
  • Residing in Nova Scotia 

Referral Sources: 

  • Roots House Drop In 
  • Roots House Turn Away 
  • Roots House Graduation or Discharge 
  • Community Referrals 
  • Self-Referrals

For any inquiries related to the Sprout Youth Outreach program, please contact our Youth Outreach Navigator via phone at: (902) 616.7336 or via email at:

We acknowledge that the land that we live and work on, Mi'kma'ki, is the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi'kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi'kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) people first signed with the British Crown in 1725.