Pictou County Roots For Youth offers safe and supportive shelter options for youth ages 14-24 who are experiencing issues of homelessness. We offer an alternative to life on the street, as well as opportunities that support optimal youth development, and the experiences and assistance necessary to secure safe and stable long-term living arrangements. We are committed to helping youth end their experience of homelessness with their current episode.

PCRFY provides emergency shelter that is grounded in the theories of attachment, trauma, positive youth development, social emotional competencies, and resilience. The program emphasizes a Natural Supports Approach, and holistic, relational, developmental, culturally competent, and strength-based strategies for working with youth.

We have 8 beds dedicated to a 3 month stay and offer three beds per night for emergency overnight stay. Youth who are accessing overnight stays are taken in to the program and are connected to case managers; however they are only able to access for a night at a time on a first come first serve basis. 

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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.