Sprout Mobile Youth Outreach supports youth between the ages of 16-24 who have, and are, experienced housing instability, addictions, mental health and natural support breakdown. The program provides an outreach worker to any and all practical support services, many of our county and support services are unknown to youth in crisis. Sprout will make them aware of them and provide assistance and support to access. This includes low income housing, food bank, Income assistance, mental health and addictions programs, trauma support, and family/natural support mediation. 

Mobile Youth Outreach is unique in that Sprouts office is the community. We will meet youth quite literally where they are at. Through the framework of PCRFY primary theories of practice Sprout will support youth through all aspects of a youths experience. We collaborate with a youths existing network and support them in expanding their network of professional support while integrating family/natural support. Sprout is driven by harm reduction and youth voice. Giving them the tools needed for their self determined growth. 


  • Youth between the ages of 16-24
  • 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.