Sprout Mobile Youth Outreach supports youth between the ages of 14-24 who have experienced and are experiencing housing instability, addictions, mental health, and natural support breakdown. The program provides an Outreach Worker to any practical and professional support services for youth in need or youth in crisis. The Sprout Outreach Worker can educate youth in need of the local services and resources that are available to help youth in meeting their basic needs, and the Sprout Outreach Worker can assist youth in navigating and accessing these services. These services include Low Income Housing, Food Bank, Income Assistance, Mental Health and Addictions programs, trauma support, and family/ natural support mediation or reconciliation. 

Mobile Youth Outreach is unique in that Sprout's office is the community itself. Essentially, we will meet youth exactly where they are at. Through the framework of PCRFY primary theories of practice, the Sprout Outreach program will support youth through all aspects of a youth's experience. We collaborate with a youth's existing network, and support the youth in expanding their network of professional support while integrating family/ natural support. Sprout Outreach is driven by harm reduction and youth voice by giving youth the tools needed for their own individual self-determined growth. 

Demographics: 

  • Youth between the ages of 14-24
  • Not currently accessing other PCRFY programs
  • Residing in Pictou County 

Referral sources: 

  • Roots House Drop in 
  • Roots House Turn Away 
  • Roots House graduation or discharge 
  • Community Referrals 
  • Self Referrals

Any questions or inquiries related to the Sprout Program can be directed to the Sprout Outreach Worker - Mark McDonald at mark@pcrootsforyouth.ca 

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.